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60 LOUIS J. WILLIAMS. ceeded some of the best school men in that section, and for him to measure up to the standard means much. He has been elected to teach in the public schools of Houston, Texas, but preferred to stay where he is and complete some plans already begun in Sherman. During the fifteen years he has taught in Texas Mr. Williams has taught in approved summer normals, six years of which he was conductor. These conductors are appointed by the State Superintendent of Public instruction. To be thus chosen indicates the rank of a teacher in Texas. Mr. Williams has been honored by his fellow teachers with the position of vice-president of the State Teachers' Association, superintendent of Principals' Division, and president of the North Texas Teachers' Association. The Baptists of Texas find in him an active and consistent member. He has been secretary of the State B.Y.P.U. and secretary of the District Sunday-school Convention. The following clipping is taken from one of the Sherman papers: "As an educator Professor Williams stands high in the estimation of the people, his work in the public schools of Sherman having given the most complete satisfaction. He is not only an educator of merit, but a man of good, practical, common sense, broad in his views, liberal in his thought. He has adopted teaching as his life's work, and in doing so has fitted himself for the work with a broad and liberal education. Professor Williams is not only esteemed by the school board, but by the entire citizenship of Sher- [[end page]] [[start page]] 61 LOUIS J. WILLIAMS. man. He is an earnest student of modern methods of imparting knowledge, and his work in the school-room shows every evidence of careful thought and masterly good reasoning."
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