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Willard Walcott Beatty

association executive.

Willard Walcott Beatty, American association executive. Member Progressive Edn.


Beatty, Willard Walcott was born on September 17, 1891 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of William Adam and Mabel (Walcott) Beatty.


Bachelor of Science, University of California, 1913, A.M., 1921. Graduate student of University of Chicago, 1924-1931. Teachers College, Columbia, 1926-1928.

Honorary Doctor of Education, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1937.


Walcott Hersey. Teacher of drawing, Oakland (California) Technology High School, 1913-1914. Managing editor California Outlook, weekly, 1914-1915. Head arithmetic department, State Teachers College, San Francisco, 1915-1917, head history and civics department, 1917-1920, director of training school, 1917-1920.

Teacher, Presidio Open Air School, San Francisco, 1920-1922. Principal Skokie Junior High school and assistant superintendent of schools, Winnetka, Illinois, 1922-1926. Superintendent of schools, Bronxville, New York, 1926-1936.

Director of education, Bureau of Indian Affairs. unites states department of Interior. 1936-1951; deputy director department education United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1951-1953. Education consultant Perkins and Will, architects, 1954-1958.

Associate program director Save the Children Federation, since 1958, executive vice president, since 1959. Instructor of education, summers, Northwestern University, 1923-1925, University of Chicago, 1926-1929, Washington State College, 1926, Syracuse University, 1931, 1933, Buffalo (New York) State Teachers College, 1934, Ala College, 1935.


  • Author: Education for Action, 1945. Education for Cultural Change, 1953. Editor: pamphlets on Indian life.


Member Progressive Edn.


Married Elise Hersey Biedenbach, December 13, 1913. Children: Barbara Annual.

William Adam Beatty

Mabel (Walcott) Beatty

Elise Hersey Biedenbach

Barbara Ann Beatty