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Williamson, Edmund Griffith (1900–1979)
Donald E. Eggerth
Edmund Griffith Williamson was born on August 14, 1900, in Rossville, Illinois. In 1925, he received a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois. He received a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1931. Williamson joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1931 as assistant professor of psychology and was named director of the University of Minnesota Testing Bureau (now the University of Minnesota Counseling and Consulting Center), 1931–1938. During this decade, the Minnesota Employment Stabilization Research Institute was established at the University of Minnesota to assist workers who had lost their jobs during the Great ...