Howard Warren was born in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1867. Warren studied civil engineering at Princeton University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1889 and his master's in philosophy in 1891. He taught at Princeton for over 30 years. During that time, he created a department of psychology independent of the philosophy department (in 1920) and funded the construction of Enos Hall (in 1924).
Warren played a role in founding and maintaining various psychological journals, including the Psychological Review, for which he compiled a bibliography in 1893, and the Psychological Bulletin, of which he became editor in 1904; Warren purchased both of these, as well as others, in 1910. He was a member of many psychological organizations, including the American Psychology Association (APA), of which he was also president in 1913. He received his doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University on his fiftieth birthday in 1917. Significant publications include a translation of G. Tarde's Social Laws, an Outline of Psychology (1899) Human Psychology (1919), and History of the Association Psychology (1921). Warren died in 1934 at the age of sixty-six.
From the guide to the Howard C. Warren papers, 1894-1942, (Center for the History of Psychology)