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John James Pershing

John James Pershing, American educator.


  • Pershing, John James was born on January 5, 1918 in Canton, Ohio, United States. Son of Benjamin Harrison and Vera (Miller) Pershing.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wittenberg College, 1939. Master of Education, Springfield College, 1940. D.Ed., Indiana U., 1952.


    • Boys work secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Portsmouth, Ohio, 1940-1942, South Bend, Indiana, 1943-1945. Assistant dean student Georgia Institute Technology, 1945-1947, associate dean students, 1947-1960. Dean men Emory University, 1960-1965.

      Dean student affairs West Georgia College, 1965-1969, professor, 1969-1978, department chairman, 1977-1978.


    • Contributor articles professional journals.


    Member of the board higher education United Lutheran Church American, 1956-1962, Executive Committee, Chairman of Commission colls., 1960-1962. Member Carrollton Planning Commission, 1972-1978. Trustee Newberry College, 1953-1959, Executive Committee, 1954-1955.

    Member American, Georgia personnel and guidance associations, American, Southern college personnel associations, National Vocational Guidance Association, Kappa Phi Kappa, Beta Beta Beta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Tau Omega.


    • Married Ruth Ann Knollenberg, February 22, 1941. Children: Patricia Ann, John James.
    • father: Benjamin Harrison Pershing
    • mother: Vera (Miller) Pershing
    • spouse: Ruth Ann Knollenberg
    • children: Patricia Ann Pershing
    • John James Pershing
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    Born January 5, 1918
    Died October 7, 1978
    (aged 60)