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Raphael O’Hara Lanier

Raphael O’Hara Lanier, American educator. Member Texas State Board Examiners for Teacher Education; Served in S.A.T.C., Lincoln U., 1918.; Member American Teachers Association (trustee), American Association School Adminstrs., Gamma Mu, Zeta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Pi Museum; Mason (33°).; Member editorial board Journal Negro Education, Negro College Quarterly, Quarterly Review Higher Education among Negroes.

Background

  • Lanier, Raphael O’Hara was born on April 28, 1900 in Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of James S. and Carrie Lee (Bethel) Lanier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Lincoln U. (Pennsylvania), 1922, honorary D.Ped., 1941. Master of Arts, Stanford, 1928. Rosenwald fellow, Harvard, 1931-1932.

      Doctor of Humane Letters, Liberia College, Monrovia, Liberia, W. Africa. Doctor of Laws, Paul Quinn College, 1949.

    Career

    • History teacher Tuskegee Institute, 1923-1925. Dean college, director summer school, director extension Florida A. and M. College, Tallahassee, 1925-1933. Dean Houston College, 1933-1938.

      Assistant director div. Negro affairs, National Youth Administration, Washington, 1938-1940. Became dean instruction Hampton Institute, 1940, acting president, January 1943-February 1944, became dean college, 1944, dean faculty, June 1944.

      Special assistant bureau of Services, U. N.R.R.A., 1945-1946. American minister to Liberia, 1946-1948. President Texas Southern U., Houston, since 1948.

    Works

    • Contributor to educational journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Texas State Board Examiners for Teacher Education. Served in S.A.T.C., Lincoln U., 1918. Member American Teachers Association (trustee), American Association School Adminstrs., Gamma Mu, Zeta Chi, Phi Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Pi Museum.

    Mason (33°).; Member editorial board Journal Negro Education, Negro College Quarterly, Quarterly Review Higher Education among Negroes.

    Connections

    • Married Garriette Green, August 3, 1929. Children: Betty Jo, Patricia Ray.
    • father: James S. Lanier
    • mother: Carrie Lee (Bethel) Lanier
    • spouse: Garriette Green
    • children: Betty Jo Lanier
    • Patricia Ray Lanier
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    Died December, 1962
    (aged 62)
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