Ernest W. Burgess
Ernest W. Burgess (1886 – 1966) was an 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 in the Sociology Department. Burgess also served as the 24th President of the American Sociological Association.