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Walter Witmer Eshelman

Walter Witmer Eshelman, American educator. Recipient Merit award New York University, 1960.


  • Eshelman, Walter Witmer was born on August 7, 1908 in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John W. and Amanda F. (Witmer) Eshelman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Elizabethtown College, 1930, Ped.D. (honorary), 1959. Doctor of Education, New York University, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, Blackstone Institute, Chicago, 1931.

      A.M., Columbia, 1933.


    • 1 daughter, Donna Faye. Teacher, then principal Shohola (Pennsylvania) Consolidated Schools, 1930-1936. Supervising principal W. Pottegrove Township Schools, Stowe, Pennsylvania, 1936-1945, Upper Dublin schools, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, from 1945.

      Chairman United States delegation World confederation Orgns. Teaching Profession, Amsterdam, Holland, 1960. Secretary Pottstown (Pennsylvania) Civil Defense Council, 1940-1945.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member advising committee United States Air Force Recruiting Service. Member National (president 1959-1960, Chairman of Commission resolutions 1956), Pennsylvania (president S.E. district 1956-1958), Montgomery County (president 1945-1946) education associations, American Association School Adminstrs. (yearbook committee 1957), Phi Delta Kappa.

    Mason.; Kiwanian (lieutenant governor Pennsylvania 1944-1945).


    • Married Mary W. Minnich, December 26, 1931.
    • father: John W. Eshelman
    • mother: Amanda F. (Witmer) Eshelman
    • spouse: Mary W. Minnich
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    Died March 25, 1971
    (aged 62)