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James Seeley Guernsey

James Seeley Guernsey, American educator, manufacturer. Member American Philatelic Society, Newcomen Society, Cum Laude Society, Beta Theta Pi.; Mason (K. T., 32°, Shriner).


  • Guernsey, James Seeley was born on January 13, 1903 in Ansonia, Connecticut, United States. Son of James Herbert and Candora Anna (Seeley) Guernsey.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education Fessenden School, West Newton, Massachusetts. Hotchkiss School; Lakeville, Connecticut. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1925, A.M., 1929.

      Graduate student of University of Berlin, Germany, 1928. Teachers College of Connecticut, New Haven, 1934-1935. University of Minnesota, 1939, Yale University, 1940-1941.


    • Renee. Master in Latin, historical and athletics, The Fessenden School, West Newton, Massachusetts, 1925-1927. Head councillor, Camp Wentworth, Sanbornville, N.H., 1926. Assistant coach, freshman football, Yale University, 1927.

      Water-front director Great East Lodge, Acton, Maine, 1927, 30. Master in Latin, Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut, 1929-1932. Director Westhampton (New York) Summer Day School, 1932.

      Headmaster, Morgan School, Clinton, Connecticut, 1932-1936. Superintendent schools, Clinton, Connecticut, 1934-1935. Headmaster, Shattuck School, Faribault, Minnesota, 1936-1940.

      Tower Hill School, Wilmington, Delaware, 1941-1950, Louisville Country Day School, St. Matthews, Kentucky, 1950-1953, American School, Lima, Peru. 1953-1954; agent Louisville and Schenectady Agencies Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1954. Superintendent Adirondack Area, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1954-1956.

      Educational adviser Fort Niagara, Youngstown, New York Proprietor The Clark Cast Steel Cement Company Boatswain’s mate, 2d class, United States.C.G. Reserve, 1943. Commander Wilmington Flotilla 41, United States C.G. Auxiliary, 1949.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member American Philatelic Society, Newcomen Society, Cum Laude Society, Beta Theta Pi. Mason (K. T., 32°, Shriner). Clubs: Graduate (New Haven.



    • Married Emily Case, June 11, 1925. Children: Mary Jane, Lois Annual.
    • father: James Herbert Guernsey
    • mother: Candora Anna (Seeley) Guernsey
    • spouse: Emily Case
    • children: Mary Jane Guernsey
    • Lois Ann Guernsey
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    Born January 13, 1903
    Died October 26, 1959
    (aged 56)