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Samuel I. Hayakawa

Samuel I. HayakawaEnglish faculty member from 1939-48, an internationally recognized semanticist and U.S. senator from California. During his IIT tenure, Hayakawa published his first book on the meaning of language, the best-sellingLanguage in Action. He served as president of San Francisco State College form 1968-73, and in 1976, was elected to the U.S. Senate at the age of 70.

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