Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
James Vance Elliott Political Science Prize,
The James Vance Elliott Political Science Prize, and undergraduate scholarship is awarded in the senior year to the student majoring in political science whose achievements best combine academic excellence with active participation and effective leadership in campus and civic affairs.
James Vance Elliott held the Cornelia Maria Jackson Professorship of Political Science from 1951 to his retirement from the faculty in 1989, a chair endowed by the same 1893 bequest that established the Jackson College for Women in 1910. He received a Ph. D. from Harvard after serving in the Second World War. An expert in political philosophy, Elliott inspired thousands of Tufts students over the years and still keeps in touch with many of those who passed through his classroom. Noted for his encyclopedic memory, and his passion for the ancients and the Boston Red Sox, Professor Elliott is a true Tufts institution.
Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering];100H