College Administrator. Born– June 6, 1884, Hamilton. Parents– Henry Turner and Missouri Ann (Carpenter) Clark. Married– Lillie Pearce, 1911. Children– One. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1907; Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1910; Harvard University, A.M., 1911; New York University, Ph.D., 1926; graduate work at Columbia, Michigan State and University of Chicago. Principal of schools in Union Springs, Nanafalia and Marion County; superintendent of schools in Linden; dean of Mercer University, 1929-41; president of Tennessee College for Women, 1942-46; head of the department of citizenship at Lincoln Memorial University, 1946-53; visiting professor at Austin Peay State College, 1953-1954. Served as vice president, then president of the Academic Deans Conference of the Southern Colleges and Universities; served as secretary, vice president and president of the Alabama History Teachers’ Association. Member of American Association of University Professors, Georgia Education Association, Georgia Society for Archaeology, and Kappa Delta Pi. Died January 21, 1983.


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