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Robert Harry Coates

Robert Harry Coates, American educator.


  • Coates, Robert Harry was born on December 4, 1905 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert and Movvanue (Evans) Coates.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Temple University, 1930, Master of Science in Education, 1937.


    • 1 son, Robert Harry. Teacher phys education School District Philadelphia, 1927-1939, special assistant adult education, 1945-1956, director adult education, 1956-1973.


    • Author: Nature and Scope of Adult Education, 1946. Editor revised textbooks on citizenship United States Bureau Immigration and Naturalization, 1964. Creator television education programs.

      Operation Alphabet, High School of the Air, University of the Air.


    The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.


    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.


    Member Kensington Community Council, Philadelphia, 1929-1973. Served to lieutenant commander, United States Navy, 1942-1946. Member National Association for Public School Adult Education (president 1966-1967), Philadelphia Association Health, Recreation and Welfare (president 1939-1940, 46-48), Federation Community Councils (president of the board 1956-1973).

    Kiwanian.; Club: Melrose Country (Cheltenham, Pennsylvania) (president 1963-1965).


    • Married Beatrice Wright, June 25, 1930.
    • father: Robert Coates
    • mother: Movvanue (Evans) Coates
    • spouse: Beatrice Wright
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    Born December 4, 1905
    Died June 21, 1973
    (aged 67)