Craig, James Alexander

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Craig joined the staff at the University of Toronto as an associate professor in the Department of Oriental Languages. He taught from 1915-1919 alongside W.R. Taylor and eventually was made professor. World War I was taking place at the time so few students attended University College during Craig's teaching period. In March 1919 when Craig reached the age of 65, he refused to retire claiming that " nothing had ever been said to him about compulsory retirement." He proceeded to file a lawsuit against the university but it was unsucessful. Leaving behind many bitter remarks on the incompentency of the President of the University and other members of his department, Craig finally retired in 1922. He died in 1932.

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