Nebraska Authors

James A. Beattie

AKA: Dr. James Alexander Beattie

Born 1845-05-11 Ashland County, OH (USA)

Died 1931-12-24
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Former President of Cotner University in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dr. Beattie was a well-known educator and lecturer. He was the father of Merle M. Beattie, former Director of Elementary Education in Lincoln Public Schools. Beattie Elementary School is named for her.

Places Lived

Huron County, OH
Ashland County, OH
Savannah, OH
Ashland, OH
Bedford, IN
Bethany, WV
Oskaloosa, IA
Peru, NE
Lincoln, NE
La Grande, OR
Hiram, OH

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Education; Religion; Schools - Nebraska


Undergraduate Studies, Savannah Academy, Savannah, OH
Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1873, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Master of Arts Degree, 1976, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Honorary Master of Arts Degree, Cotner University, Lincoln, NE
Honorary L.L.D. Degree, Hiram College, Hiram, OH


Teacher, various schools in Ohio
Teacher, Savannah Academy, Savannah, OH
Superintendent, Public School System, Ashland, OH
Minister, Disciples of Christ Church
President and Professor, Bedford College, Bedford, IN
President and Professor, Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa, IA
President of the Nebraska State Normal School, Peru, NE
Vice President and Professor of Education, Cotner University, Lincoln, NE
President of the Eastern State Normal School, La Grande, OR
President of Hiram College, Hiram, OH

Places Worked

Various schools, Ohio
Savannah Academy, Savannah, OH
Ashland Public Schools, Ashland, OH
Disciples of Christ Church
Bedford College, Bedford, IN
Oskaloosa University, Oskaloosa, IA
Nebraska State Normal School, Peru, NE
Cotner University, Lincoln, NE
Eastern Oregon State Normal School, La Grand, OR
Hiram College, Hiram, OH


Honorary Master of Arts Degree, Cotner University, Lincoln, NE
Honorary L.L.D. Degree, Hiram College, Hiram, OH


Disciples of Christ


History of Nebraska. 1918. (by J. Sterling Morton and Albert Watkins, edited by James A. Beattie with Augustus Thomas and Arthur Wakeley)
School History of Nebraska, Based on the History of Nebraska. 1920.

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