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Harry Kenneth Newburn, American educator. Recipient Carnegie grant, 1938, 52.


Newburn, Harry Kenneth was born on January 1, 1906 in Cuba, Illinois, United States. Son of Charles R. and Alice (Bayless) Newburn.


Student Western Illinois Teachers College, 1923-1925, Bachelor of Engineering, 1928. A.M., State University louisiana, 1931, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933. Doctor of Humane Letters, Northern Michigan U., 1957, Cleveland State University, 1973.

Doctor of Laws, University Arizona, 1971.


Social science, Astoria, Illinois, 1925-1927. Superintendent schools, Pearl City, Illinois, 1928-1930. Principal Township High School, Bradford, Illinois, 1930-1931.

With State University louisiana, 1931-1945, as principal U. High School, 1931-1938, assistant professor education, 1934-1936, associate professor, 1936-1941, director U. High School, 1938-1941. Dean, professor College Liberal Arts, 1941-1945. President U. Oregon, 1945-1953.

President Ednl. Television and Radio Center, 1953-1958. Consultant Ednl! Mission of International Cooperation Administration in Brazil, 1956-1957. Consultant Ford Foundation, 1958-1959.

President Montana State University, 1959-1963. Professor education Arizona State University, Tempe, 1963-1974, dean College Education, 1968-1969, president, 1969-1971, professor higher education, 1971-1973. Acting president Cleveland State University, 1965-1966, interim president, 1972-1973, educational consultant, 1965-1974.

Consultant Agency for International Development mission, Venezuela, 1962. Director Helena branch Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, 1961-1963, chairman, 1962-1963.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member advisory council Pacific area American Red Cross, 1962-1965, chairman Maricopa County chapter, 1972-1974. Member National Commision on Accrediting, 1950-1954. Member President’s Commision on Higher Education, 1946-1947.

Member of Executive Committee American Council Education, 1951-1953. Member National Education Association (president Association Higher Education 1946-1947), Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi. Mason, Rotarian.


Married Wandalee Brady, June 16, 1928. Children: Jacquelyn, Robert Lee, Michael K. Teacher.

Charles R. Newburn

Alice (Bayless) Newburn

Wandalee Brady

Jacquelyn Newburn

Robert Lee Newburn

Michael K. Teacher Newburn