American sociologistDied when: 80 years 225 days (967 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Ernest Watson Burgess (May 16, 1886 – December 27, 1966) was a Canadian-American urban sociologist born in Tilbury, Ontario.He was educated at Kingfisher College in Oklahoma and continued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Chicago.
In 1916, he returned to the University of Chicago, as a faculty member.Burgess was hired as an urban sociologist at the University of Chicago.
Burgess also served as the 24th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA).