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Name: Roger Ward Babson                                                             
Born: July 6, 1875                                                                   
Died: March 5, 1967                                                                 
Roger Ward Babson (July 6, 1875 - March 5, 1967), remembered today largely for       
founding Babson College in Massachusetts, was an entrepreneur and business           
theorist in the first half of the 20th Century. He also founded Webber College,     
now Webber International University, in Babson Park, Florida, and the defunct       
Utopia College, in Eureka, Kansas.                                                   
He was born to Nathaniel Babson and his wife Ellen Stearns as part of the 10th       
generation of Babsons to live in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Roger attended           
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for investment firms before         
founding, in 1904, Babson's Statistical Organization, which analyzed stocks and     
business reports. It continues today as Babson-United.