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Harry Elmer Griffith


Harry Elmer Griffith, American educator.


Griffith, Harry Elmer was born on March 5, 1908 in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Nathan and Myrtle (File) Griffith.


Bachelor of Education, University of California at Los Angeles, 1931, Master of Arts at Berkeley, 1937. Doctor of Education, Stanford, 1950. Graduate student Claremont College, University of Southern California, Washington and Lee University, University Virginia, Industrial College Armed Forces.


Teacher, Riverside (California) city schools, 1931-1939. Associate professor Humboldt State College, 1939-1941, professor, since 1941, director athletics, chairman div. health and physical education, 1940-1942, principal Campus Laboratory School, 1946-1952, dean students, 1947-1948, coordinator elementary teacher education, 1952-1953, chairman div. education and psychology, 1953-1957. Visiting professor Summer School Education, Victoria, B.C., 1954, 55, U. B.C., 1958.

Fulbright visiting professor Union Burma, 1950-1951. Delegate United States nat. commission United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1958. Teacher education adviser Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 1959-1961.

Chairman finance committee Humboldt council Camp Fire Girls, 1957-1958. Member California Defense Committee, 1940-1942.


  • Author: Japanese Normal School Education, 1950.


Member California Defense Committee, 1940-1942. Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member California Teachers Association, National Education Association, California Council Teacher Education, Association California State College Instrs., Association Student Teaching, Reserve Officers Association, California Education Adminstrs., Parent Teacher Association, Veterans Foreign Wars, Air Force Association, Theta Xi, Phi Delta Kappa.


Married Alice Hay, January 3, 1930.; married second, Beverly M. Cresto, August 4, 1947. Children: Alice Dolores (Mistress.

Edward Nathan Griffith

Myrtle (File) Griffith

Alice Hay

Beverly M. Cresto

Alice Dolores (Mrs Griffith