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Charles EvansCharles Evans

President of Central State Normal School (1911-1916)

 

Biographical Information

  • Born August 16, 1870 in Salem, Kentucky
  • Married Martha Ferree Blue on June 23, 1897. They had two sons. After the death of his first wife, Evans married Ethel M. Walker on June 28, 1962.
  • Died April 30, 1964 in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Education

  • Educated in the public schools of Salem, Kentucky
  • 1888 Entered the junior class of Kentucky State University
  • 1890 B.S. National Normal University (Later Lebanon University), Lebanon, Ohio
  • 1911 M.A. Lebanon University
  • 1915 LL.D. Kentucky State University

Employment

  • 1887 - 1888 Taught school at Salem, Kentucky
  • 1891 - 1894 Principal of the academy in Salem, Kentucky
  • 1894 - 1905 Superintendent of Marion City Schools, Marion, Kentucky
  • 1897 - 1905 Institute Instructor and Lecturer in Kentucky
  • 1905 - 1911 Superintendent of City Schools in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • 1906 Conductor of the Chickasaw Nation Teachers Training School
  • 1908 Co-author of Oklahoma Civil Government, used as a school textbook for five years
  • 1908 - 1909 Dean of the Oklahoma A&M College Teachers Training School
  • 1911 - 1916 Board of Education elected Mr. Evans as President of then Central State Normal School on May 25, 1911. Mr. Evans left the Central State Normal School Presidency on August 31, 1916. Board of Education voted increases in salary which was then vetoed, Mr. Evans resigned.
  • 1911 Author of Dynamical Pedagogy
  • 1912 Author of Growing a Life
  • 1915 Co-author of Oklahoma Civics and History
  • 1916 - 1917 President of Kendall College (Now the University of Tulsa), Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1917 Moved to Oklahoma City and worked as an author and editor for a publishing company
  • 1918 Compiler of Great Thoughts of Leaders in the World's War
  • 1920 Compiler of Lights on Oklahoma History
  • 1920 Compiler of A World War Hero
  • 1921 - 1926 Director of Educational Extension at Oklahoma A&M College (Now Oklahoma State University), Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1926 - 1930 Vice President and Educational Editor of Harlow's Weekly
  • 1930 - 1931 Professor of Business and Commerce at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri
  • 1932 City Superintendent of Federal Relief Work, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1933 Director of Federal Emergency Relief Education, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1944 - 1954 Editor of the Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • 1944 - 1954 Executive Secretary of the Oklahoma State Historical Society
  • 1948 - 1954 Founder and editor of the Oklahoma Historical Society Newsletter

Awards and Affiliations

  • Member of the Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Member of the National Peace League of America
  • 1958 Chairman of the Oklahoma Civil War Centennial Commission
  • 33rd Degree Mason of the York Rite
  • Vice President of the Metropolitan Building & Loan Association of Oklahoma City
  • Member of the State Council Defense
  • 1957 Member of the Commission for Development, Golden Jubilee Semi-Centennial Exhibition
  • 1921 - 1925 Member of the Oklahoma City Board of Education (President 1923-1924)
  • 1917 Involved in "Educational platform and lyceum work since 1917" [Who's Who in America, Vol. 60]
  • 1954 - 1964 Secretary Emeritus of the Oklahoma Historical Society
  • 1946 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honoree
  • 1919 - 1964, c. Member of the State Monument Commission of Oklahoma
  • 1917 Delegate to the National Purity Congress, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1912 - 1916 President of the Oklahoma Civil Improvement League
  • 1905 - 1924, c. State Board Member of the Y.M.C.A. of Oklahoma
  • 1906 Represented the Oklahoma Education Association before the Oklahoma State Constitutional Convention
  • 1908 President of the State Education Association of Oklahoma
  • 1908 Vice-President of the National Education Association