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John William ABERCROMBIE

As sistant State Superintendent of Educa tion

John William ABERCROMBIE, American As sistant State Superintendent of Educa tion. Member of Alabama Society for Mental Hygiene (President, 1915-1917); Alabama Education Association; Southern Education Association (President, 1906-1907); Alabama College Association (Organizer and President, 1908-1912); National Council Education (1908-1912, 1926 —): Phi Beta Kappa; Masons; Shriners 32°; Knights of Pythias.; Woodmen. Club: Kiwanis.

Background

ABERCROMBIE, John William was born on May 17, 1866 in St. Clair Company Alabama. Son of Henry M. and Sarah A. (Ken drick) Abercrombie.

Education

Oxford College Alabama, Bachelor of Arts. 1886; University of Alabama, Bachelor of Laws, 1838 Doctor of Laws, 1904. University of South Carolina, Doctor of Laws, 1905 University of the South, Doctor of Civil Law, 1907.

Career

Superintendent, City Schools, President, Colleges, 1888-1898. State Superintendent Education, Alabama, 1898-1902, 1920-1927 Assistant State Superintendent Education, Teaching Training, Alabama, 1927-1928. Assistant State Superintendent Education, Alabama, since 1927.

President, University of Alabama, 1902-1911.

Membership

Member of Alabama Society for Mental Hygiene (President, 1915-1917). Alabama Education Association. Southern Education Association (President, 1906-1907).

Alabama College Association (Organizer and President, 1908-1912). National Council Education (1908-1912, 1926 —): Phi Beta Kappa. Masons; Shriners 32°.

Knights of Pythias.; Woodmen. Club: Kiwanis.

Connections

Spouse Rose Merrill, January 8, 1891.