Ozanne, Charles E(ugene) (1865–1961)
History and philosophy teacher, who devoted many years to
research in parapsychology after retirement from teaching. He
was born April 14, 1865, in Cleveland, Ohio. Ozanne studied
at Western Reserve University, Cleveland (B.A. 1889), Yale
University (B.S.T. 1892), and Harvard University (M.A. 1895).
He taught history and civics at Central High School, Cleveland,
Ohio, until 1935. During those years he provided financial support
for research in parapsychology at Duke University, Durham,
North Carolina, and after 1951 moved to Durham because
of the research at the Parapsychology Laboratory.
In 1961, Ozanne founded the Psychical Research Foundation,
Inc. at Durham, N.C. The foundation is an independent
research organization concerned with mental, spiritual, or perEncyclopedia
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sonality characteristics associated with survival after death.
William G. Roll was director of the Foundation. Ozanne died
April 5, 1961, at Durham, North Carolina.
Sources
Ozanne, Charles. ‘‘A Layman Looks at Psychical Research.’’
Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research (April
1942).
———. ‘‘Significance of ‘‘Non-Evidential’’ Material in Psychical
Research.’’ Hibbert Journal (October 1913).

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