Gene R. Hawes

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Gene R. Hawes CC '49 is best known for writing self-help books. Salutatorian of his Columbia class, he later edited the Columbia Alumni News.

Upon his death, the New York Times reported that "Mr. Hawes caused a stir in 1964 when he published a study showing that Harvard, Princeton and Yale were taking fewer sons of prominent families in favor of applicants with better grades."

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