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Henry Reed Burch

Henry Reed Burch, American economist. Member commission on Reorganization of Secondary Education in the United States; Member National Education Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Committee for Teaching Citizenship, National Council for the Social Studies, National Economic League, Association History Teachers of Middle States and Maryland (vice president 1922-1923).

Background

  • Burch, Henry Reed was born on February 5, 1876 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Edward and Eva Anna (Reed) Burch.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Central High School, Philadelphia, 1893. Graduate School of Pedagogy, Philadelphia, 1894. Bachelor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1900, Doctor of Philosophy., 1903.

      Universities Halle and Jena, 1906.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Eleanor Stewart. Instructor English, 1903-1904, professor of history and economics, 1904-1906, head department history and economics, 1906-1912, Central Manual Training School, Philadelphia. Head department commerce and history, West Philadelphia High School for Boys, 1912-1926.

      Head department history and social science, Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, since 1926.

    Works

    • Author: Conditions Affecting Suffrage in the Colonies, 1903. Elements of Economics (with Scott Nearing), 1912. American Social Problems (with S. H. Patterson), 1918.

      American Economic Life, 1921. Problems of American Democracy (with S. H. Patterson), 1922.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member commission on Reorganization of Secondary Education in the United States. Member National Education Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Committee for Teaching Citizenship, National Council for the Social Studies, National Economic League, Association History Teachers of Middle States and Maryland (vice president 1922-1923). Clubs: University (Philadelphia).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Grier Stewart, of Philadelphia, July 23, 1902.
    • father: Charles Edward Burch
    • mother: Eva Anna (Reed) Burch
    • spouse: Mary Grier Stewart
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