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Addison H. Showalter
Dewey-Horace Mann School "Season's Greetings from the Principal December, 1936"
Addison H. Showalter
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A biographical sketch contributed by his son, A. Harold Showalter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Addison H. Showalter was born May 23, 1893 in Reinholds, Lancaster Co. Pa. His parents were the Rev. Daniel W. Showalter and Lizzie Showalter.
Addison graduated from Millersville State Teachers College, Franklin & Marshall College, U of P, Harvard University, & Temple University Law School.
On the 25th of Dec. 1922 he married Emma Lena Morthland, a graduate of Goldey Business School. The wedding took place in Wellsville, York Co., Pa.
On Oct 5,1923 a daughter Ruth E. was born and on April 16,1931 a son A. Harold was born.
Ruth E. Showalter graduated from Chester High in 1941 and Millersville State College in 1944 and became a teacher at Smedley Jr. High from 1944-1945 & Chester High from 1945-1948. Her husband, John G Hayes, taught at Chester High from 1949-1951.
A Harold Showalter graduated from Chester High School in 1949 and Franklin & Marshall College in 1953. He is presently retired from being an insurance executive.
Addison was the principal of the Dewey-Mann School in Chester, Pa. from 1921 to 1942. He was Asst. Supt of Chester Schools from 1942-1950. The Supt. was F. Herman Fritz . From 1950-1958 he served as Supt. of Chester Schools & his Asst was Charles Long.
Addison was a member of the Chester, Pa. School Board from 1959-1969. Addison was the Pres. of Sproul College, Chester, Pa..
Addison & Emma lived at 154 E. Parkway Ave. Chester Pa.
On May 5, 1973 Emma was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Denver, Pa.
On Dec.28,1985 Addison died & was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Denver, Pa.
Addison & Emma loved Chester & when he was over 90 he would drive from Allentown, Pa. to attend Iron Workers S&L board meetings.
H. Showalter's résumé (prepared at the time he applied for the position as Assistant
Superintendent of Chester Schools):
(Courtesy of his son, A. Harold Showalter, email@example.com )
Millersville State Normal School, Model School, under close supervision, l915-1916.
Stewartstown, Pa., High School Principal, 1916-1917.
Malvern, Pa.. High School Principal, 1917-1918.
Lancaster City Boys' High School, English Dept. l919-1920.
Sellersville, Pa., Supervising Principal of Schools,
Chester, Pa., Supervising Principal, Dewey-Horace Mann
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