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educator , writer

Edgar Thurlow Pitts, American writer, retired educator. Certified teacher, principal, superintendent schools Maine.

Background

Pitts, Edgar Thurlow was born on September 5, 1919 in Rockport, Maine, United States. Son of George Edgar and Mildred Nettie (Thurlow) Pitts.

Education

Bachelor with honours in Mathematics, University Maine, 1942. Diploma, United States Naval Academy, 1943. Master of Education in Administration, University Maine, 1953.

Career

Mathematics teacher/principal Stonington (Maine) High School, 1946—1953. Principal Ellsworth (Maine) High School, 1953—1970. Supervising principal Five Towns School District, Western Hancock County, 1970—1973.

Private mathematics teacher Eastern Maine, 1974—1982. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, principal, superintendent schools Maine.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Deer Isle Remembered, 1989, Stonington Past and Present, 1997. Author: Long Ago and Far Away, 1936-1945, second edition, 2001.

Membership

Founder, chairman Academy Recognition Commission, State of Maine, 1959—1963. Various ad hoc committee chairs state, regional and local education, Maine, 1960—1998. Past president, executive committee Main Teachers Association.

Member of National Education Association, Maine Education Association (life), American Legion (post Commander 1997—2000), Masons, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, local and regional history, e-mail.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Knowlton, December 21, 1942 (deceased May 1993). 1 child Nathan Thurlow.

father:
George Edgar Pitts

mother:
Mildred Nettie (Thurlow) Pitts

spouse:
Elizabeth Knowlton

child:
Nathan Thurlow Pitts