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Edwin Robert Van Kleeck

educator

Edwin Robert Van Kleeck, American educator. Recipient citation, United States Treasury, 1962.

Background

Kleeck, Edwin Robert Van was born on May 10, 1906 in Waterford, New York, United States. Son of Herbert Reed and Eleanor Alice (Prout) Van Kleeck.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, New York State College for Teachers, 1927. A.M., Cornell Univercity, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1937.

Career

Principal Junior High School, Plattsburgh, New York, 1927-1928. Village superintendent schools, Walden, New York, 1928-1937 (on leave, 1934-1935). Instructor graduate school, Yale, 1934-1935.

Visiting professor educational administrator New York State College for Teachers, summers, 1931-1935, 1937. City superintendent schools, Norwich, New York, 1937-1938, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1938-1941. Assistant state commissioner education New York State since 1941.

Formerly president New York State Teachers Association (S.E. zone). President Highlands Schoolmasters Council. Chairman of Commission educational finance New York State Council City and Village Supts.

Schools; member committee New York State Preliminary Regents Examinations Cons., Federal Office of Defense Health and Welfare Service, 2d Service Command, since 1942. Director Evacuation of Children (New York State) since 1942. Director Federal Food Distribution Administration, School Lunch Program, New York State, 1943-1947.

Director General Alumni assosiation, New York State College for Teachers, 1945-1948. Civil Defense Co-ordinator for New York State schools and colls. since 1950. Trustee Holland Society of New York.

Member board of managers Albany Visiting Nurses Chairman's Association nat. school advising committee Girl Scouts of America 1952-1956. Chairman New York State school savings advising committee United States Treasury Department. President New York State Field group, Phi Delta Kappa, 1942-1944.

Works

  • Contributor: (with Toynbee and others) Man at Work in God’s World, 1956. Contributor technical educational mags.

Membership

Member committee New York State Preliminary Regents Examinations Cons., Federal Office of Defense Health and Welfare Service, 2d Service Command, since 1942. Member board of managers Albany Visiting Nurses Association. Member American Personnel and Guidance Association, National Association Guidance suprs., Adult Education Association of the United States, National Association Public School Adult Educators, City and Village Supts.

Association, American Association School Adminstrs., Dutch Settlers Society (1st vice president) Albany, Huguenot Patriotic, History and Monumental Society of New Paltz, Albany (trustee), Dutchess, Schoharie County history societies, Huguenot Society New York (state historian), Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Descendants Colonila Clergy, Kappa Delta Rho (consul Gamma chapter, 1926-1927, nat. director, 1942-1948, vice president, 1946-1948), Signum Laudis, Kappa Phi Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Josephine Charlotte Jones, May 12, 1928. Children: Robert Nelson, Cornelia.

father:
Herbert Reed Kleeck

mother:
Eleanor Alice (Prout) Van Kleeck

spouse:
Josephine Charlotte Jones

children:
Robert Nelson Kleeck

Cornelia Kleeck