Robert E. Lee Faris
February 2, 1907 - January 25, 1998
Robert E. L. Faris served as the 51st President of the American Sociological Assocation. His Presidential Address "Reflections on the Ability Dimension in Human Society" was delivered on September 1, 1961, at the Association's Annual Meeting St. Louis. His address was published in the December 1961 issue of the American Sociological Review ( ASR Vol. 26, No. 6, pp 835-843 ). Upon his death in 1998, an obituary was published in the May/June 1998 issue of Footnotes.