Hayakawa S I

Ha·ya·ka·wa

 (hī′ə-kou′ə), S(amuel) I(chiye) 1906-1992.
Canadian-born American philologist, educator, and legislator. Noted for his writings on general semantics, such as Language in Action (1941), he was also president of San Francisco State College (1968-1973) and a US senator from California (1977-1983).