Viewing page 59 of 63

[[image - black & white photograph of William H. Harrison]]
[[caption]] WILLIAM H. HARRISON. [[/caption]]

[[end page]]
[[start page]]

117 
WILLIAM H. HARRISON.

WILLIAM H. HARRISON is now serving his sixth year as principal of the Washington Public School in Jefferson City, Mo. He finished the Normal Course at Lincoln Institute in 1884. He taught his school after graduation at Elsberry, Lincoln county, Mo., and taught subsequently at Linneus one year; three years at LaGrange; two years at Brookfield; fours year at Paris, and several years at Mexico and Macon, Mo. From the last named place he came to Jefferson City. Here he has so increased the interest of the School Board in Washington School that they have erected a modern two-story brick building, one of the most representative for our people in the State.

Professor Harrison has introduced many new features in his work:  raffia, bead-work, mat-making and painting.
 
Mr. Harrison's work has given him some noteworthy standing in the educational activities of the State. He has been appointed by the Superintendent of Education to conduct several Teachers' Institutes and has given entire satisfaction to those attending and to the authorities in such matters. He was elected several times Secretary of the State Teachers' Association, and twice President of the same.
 
In secret societies he has shown such love for the work, and such patience and industry that he has been chosen to many positions of trust and honor by the local and grand lodges of which he is a member. In 1902 he was elected Grand Secretary of the United Brethren of Friendship, and in 1904 was elected endowment Secretary of the same body. In this latter
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.