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REAVIS, WILLIAM CLAUDE: 1881-1955.

William Claude Reavis was born in Francisco, Ind., on Aug. 18, 1881. He was the son of Franklin Sherman and Sarah L. Wood Reavis. He received an A.B. degree from Oakland City College ( Ind. ) in 1905 and obtained the following degrees from the University of Chicago: Ph.B. in 1908, A.M. in 1911, and Ph.D. in 1925. He married Anna Lanphar on June 14, 1907. Reavis taught in Indiana public schools, 1899-1905, and subsequently served as a high school principal in Francisco and Hazleton. He became superintendent of schools in Oakland City in 1908; later held similar positions; and was principal of the University of Chicago High School, 1921-27. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1927 where he was appointed professor emeritus in page: [500][View Page [500]] 1947. Reavis edited many works on education and died on June 2, 1955.

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