Proceedings of the Dedication of the New Buildings of the Central High School, Philadelphia; November 22, 24, 25, 26, 1902

Proceedings of the Dedication of the New Buildings of the Central High School, Philadelphia; November 22, 24, 25, 26, 1902

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...appro priations, in the arduous work of securing money for the needs of the school, in seeing to it that the work should be advanced and the buildings finished; in all this Samuel B. Huey bore an earnest and conspicuous part. The last time it was ever my privilege to speak with him, he said to me, " Years and years ago I had no thought of entering the Board of Education; but in 1886 a gentleman said to me, ' Our Newton School in West Philadelphia is a disgrace. We want you to go into the Board of Education and get us a new building.' Before I had gotten it," said he, " they made me Chairman of the High School Committee, and I have been trying to get new buildings ever since." Ninth, Dr. W. W. Keen, of the Twenty-first Class: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, England; late President of the American Medical Association; the foremost surgeon in the United States to-day; and, therefore, for his distinction in science and for that which he has done to alleviate pain, we count him a public benefactor. (Applause.) Tenth, another one of the speakers of this morning's programme, the Honorable James Tyndall Mitchell, a Bachelor of Arts from the Central High School of Philadelphia, Doctor of Laws from Harvard University, a graduate of our Nineteenth Class, and to-day the foremost jurist of Pennsylvania, and in legal learning the peer of any jurist in the land. ( Applause.) Eleventh, a graduate of the Fifty-fifth Class, who has been called by the people of this Commonwealth to many ofiices of public trust and responsibility, and who has met those responsibilities with unsurpassed zeal, courage, and fidelity, the Honorable Robert Emory Pattison. (Applause.) The last picture of our series may be mentioned but...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829638
  • 9781236829634