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White, Leslie Alvin,

1900–1975, American anthropologist, b. Salida, Colo., grad. Columbia, 1923, Ph.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1927. He taught at the Univ. of Buffalo and was curator of anthropology at the Buffalo Museum of Science from 1927 to 1930. In 1930 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Michigan, where he became professor of anthropology in 1943. While retaining his post at Michigan, White served as visiting professor at many other universities. His earlier years were devoted largely to research among the Pueblos which resulted in a number of monographs, such as The Acoma Indians (1932), The Pueblo of San Felipe (1932), and The Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico (1942). In later years he wrote on the subject of cultural evolution, emphasizing that this progressed as a result of technological advances which gave humans control over ever-increasing quantities of energy. His major works are The Science of Culture (1949) and The Evolution of Culture: The Development of Civilization to the Fall of Rome (1959).
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Panel chair Leslie White said: "The registrant's misconduct involved a deliberate breach of trust.
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He was held in three houses in the Heywood area as gang member Leslie White relayed the gang's demands to his family home and his shop in Rutherglen.
The anthropologist Leslie White posed this question: Why do revolutionaries appear only during periods of revolutionary crisis?
"The horses still haven't come across from Henrietta's, she still does all the ground work," said Channon's representative Leslie White.
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Other staff he remembers were Mr Austwick (maths), Dorothy Comley, Mr Evans, Frank Barr, Walter Corns, Jim Pratt and Leslie White.