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Willard Walcott Beatty

Willard Walcott Beatty, American association executive. Member Progressive Edn.


  • Beatty, Willard Walcott was born on September 17, 1891 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of William Adam and Mabel (Walcott) Beatty.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University of California, 1913, A.M., 1921. Graduate student of University of Chicago, 1924-1931. Teachers College, Columbia, 1926-1928.

      Honorary Doctor of Education, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1937.


    • Walcott Hersey. Teacher of drawing, Oakland (California) Technology High School, 1913-1914. Managing editor California Outlook, weekly, 1914-1915. Head arithmetic department, State Teachers College, San Francisco, 1915-1917, head history and civics department, 1917-1920, director of training school, 1917-1920.

      Teacher, Presidio Open Air School, San Francisco, 1920-1922. Principal Skokie Junior High school and assistant superintendent of schools, Winnetka, Illinois, 1922-1926. Superintendent of schools, Bronxville, New York, 1926-1936.

      Director of education, Bureau of Indian Affairs. unites states department of Interior. 1936-1951; deputy director department education United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1951-1953. Education consultant Perkins and Will, architects, 1954-1958.

      Associate program director Save the Children Federation, since 1958, executive vice president, since 1959. Instructor of education, summers, Northwestern University, 1923-1925, University of Chicago, 1926-1929, Washington State College, 1926, Syracuse University, 1931, 1933, Buffalo (New York) State Teachers College, 1934, Ala College, 1935.


    • Author: Education for Action, 1945. Education for Cultural Change, 1953. Editor: pamphlets on Indian life.


    Member Progressive Edn.


    • Married Elise Hersey Biedenbach, December 13, 1913. Children: Barbara Annual.
    • father: William Adam Beatty
    • mother: Mabel (Walcott) Beatty
    • spouse: Elise Hersey Biedenbach
    • child: Barbara Ann Beatty
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    Born September 17, 1891
    Died September 29, 1961
    (aged 70)