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James W. GravesJames W. Graves

President of Central State Normal School (1917-1919)

 

Biographical Information

  • Born in 1877
  • Married with three children
  • Died June 14, 1957 in Seattle, Washington

Education

  • LL.B. Columbia University, New York [Supervising Authorities; Story of CSC, page 188]
  • A.B. Buchanan College, Troy, Missouri [Supervising Authorities; Story of CSC, page 188]

Employment

  • 1910 - 1911 Superintendent of Armstrong Academy, Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma
  • 1911 - 1914 Superintendent of Euchee Boarding School, Sapulpa, Creek Nation, Oklahoma
  • 1915 - 1916 President of Oklahoma School of Mines and Metallurgy (Now Eastern Oklahoma State College), Wilburton, Oklahoma [Story of CSC, page 186]
  • 1916 - 1917 President of Northwestern Normal School (Now Northwestern Oklahoma State University), Alva, Oklahoma [Story of CSC, page 186]
  • 1917 - 1919 Became President of then Central State Normal School in July 1917
    Left Central State Normal School on July 1, 1919
  • 1919 "Left the teaching profession and entered business in partnership with his brother, B.S. Graves, at Dallas, Texas" [Edmond Sun, July 31, 1919]

Awards and Affiliations

  • Member of the National Education Association