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T. J. Farr

T. J. Farr, American educator.

Background

  • Farr, T. J. was born on March 27, 1902 in Bolton, Mississippi, United States. Son of Thomas Livingston and Mary Elizabeth (Wiles) Farr.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, special distinction, Mississippi College, Clinton, 1922, Master of Arts, 1923. Master of Arts, University of Colorado, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931. Student of University of Chicago, summer, 1936, George Peabody College, summers, 1938-1939.

    Career

    • 1 son, Stephen Thomas. Principal Public school, Flora, Mississippi, 1918-1919. Assistant professor of education and English, Mississippi College, 1922-1923.

      Head of departments of education and English, Clarke Memorial College, Newton, Mississippi, 1923-1928. Member summer faculty, University of Colorado, 1929. Professor of education and English, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, Cookeville, 1929-1933, head department education, 1933-1949, director School Education since 1949.

      Member Tennessee Advisory Council on Teacher Edition and Certification since 1951. Member Executive Committee Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1951-1954. President Tennessee Association Edition and Psychological professors, 1941-1942 (secretary 1940-1941), Middle Tennessee Council Teachers of English, 1947-1948.

      Director Tennessee, Council Economics Education, since 1953. Member Tennessee Curriculum Committee Secretary State Young Men’s Christian Association Committee, 1939-1941. Tennessee Education Association, National Education Association, American Association Colls. for Teacher Education (Tennessee representative since 1959), Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, American Psychological Association (associate), Southern Association Colleges Secondary Schools (member Tennessee Committee, secondary commission, 1949), Tennessee Public School Officers Association, Future Teachers of America (state director), Tennessee Folk Lore Society (secretary 1935, 1936, president 1937, 38, treas, 1942-1955), National Council Teachers English, National Society for Study of Education, Kappa Delta Pi.

    Works

    • Author: History of Public Elementary and Secondary School System of Mississippi (1798-1930), 1931. Compiler books including: Tennessee Folk Beliefs Concerning the Rearing of Children, 1939. Contributor to American Speech Journal of America Folklore, Southern Folklore Quarterly, etc.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member summer faculty, University of Colorado, 1929. Member Tennessee Advisory Council on Teacher Edition and Certification since 1951. Member Executive Committee Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1951-1954.

    President Tennessee Association Edition and Psychological professors, 1941-1942 (secretary 1940-1941), Middle Tennessee Council Teachers of English, 1947-1948. Member Tennessee Curriculum Committee Secretary State Young Men’s Christian Association Committee, 1939-1941. Tennessee Education Association, National Education Association, American Association Colls. for Teacher Education (Tennessee representative since 1959), Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, American Psychological Association (associate), Southern Association Colleges Secondary Schools (member Tennessee Committee, secondary commission, 1949), Tennessee Public School Officers Association, Future Teachers of America (state director), Tennessee Folk Lore Society (secretary 1935, 1936, president 1937, 38, treas, 1942-1955), National Council Teachers English, National Society for Study of Education, Kappa Delta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Lottie Perry, September 9, 1928.
    • father: Thomas Livingston Farr
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Wiles) Farr
    • spouse: Lottie Perry
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    Died April 30, 1962
    (aged 60)
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