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Leon Nesbit Henderson

Leon Nesbit Henderson, American university professor.

Background

  • Henderson, Leon Nesbit was born on February 22, 1906 in Baker, Florida, United States. Son of Jerry Matt and Eliza Jane (Griffith) Henderson.

  • Education

    • B.A.E., University of Florida, 1929. A. M., George Peabody College for Teachers, 1939. Educated D., Columbia, 1948.

    Career

    • Rural school teacher near Baker, Florida, 1922-1926. Teacher of social studies Henry B. Plant Senior High School, Tampa, 1929-1940. Associate professor and coordinator Sloan project in applied economics University of Florida, 1940-1943, professor of education, since 1945, head department of secondary education, since 1956.

      Visiting member of faculty, summer session Columbia, 1946. Entered active duty United States Navy Reserve, 1943, served as commanding officer Navy V 12 Unit, University Miami, 1943-1944. Instructor training officer, standards and curriculum division Bureau Naval Personnel, Washington, 1945.

      To inactive status 1945. Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, since 1946. Commanding officer Reserve Research Company 6-4, 1957-1959.

    Politics

    Christians should seek to apply their spiritual and moral values to the political process rather than politicize the church.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in people.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The purpose of every individual is to develop a dynamic, intricate, and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

    Membership

    Member of faculty, summer session Columbia, 1946. Entered active duty United States Navy Reserve, 1943, served as commanding officer Navy V 12 Unit, University Miami, 1943-1944. Member Association for Higher Education, American Education Research Association, American Association Junior College, Society Advancement of Education, Florida Education Association, Florida Classroom Teachers Association (president 1937-1938, 1938-1939), Florida West Coast Education Association (president 1936-1937), Hillsborough Company Teachers Association (president 1934-1936), National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Theta Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Elma Haddon Copeland, June 5, 1937. Children: Elma Copeland, Leon Nesbit.
    • father: Jerry Matt Henderson
    • mother: Eliza Jane (Griffith) Henderson
    • spouse: Elma Haddon Copeland
    • children: Elma Copeland Henderson
    • Leon Nesbit Henderson
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    Born February 22, 1906
    Died February 7, 1960
    (aged 53)
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