Nebraska Authors

Augustus Orloff Thomas

AKA: A.O. Thomas

Born 1862 Oxford Township, IL (USA)

Died 1935

Thomas was the first president of the State Normal School at Kearney, Nebraska, from 1905 to 1913, when he was dismissed from that position by the State Board of Education. The dismissal was controversial, and some months later he was elected President of the State Board of Education which had dismissed him from his previous position. He served in this position from 1914-1917, when he left to serve as State Superintendent of Schools for Maine. The Buffalo County Historical Society (Nebraska) has had an excellent biographical sketch available on-line.

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Nebraska--History; Education and Educators; Buffalo County (Nebraska)--History

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