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SPAIN, CHARLES LYLE: 1869-1950.

A native of South Bend, Ind., Charles Lyle Spain was born on March 3, 1869, the son of David Fletcher and Mary Ella Henkle Spain. He earned the M.Pd. degree in 1915 from Michigan State Normal School and received the following degrees from the University of Michigan: A.B. in 1893, A.M. in 1920, and Ph.D. in 1923. He married Annie Elliott on June 26, 1895, and they had four daughters: Dorothy Frances, Margaret Elliott, Virginia Elizabeth, and Anna Lyle.

In Detroit, Mich., Spain was employed by the board of education, 1906-14, and was assistant superintendent of schools and deputy superintendent of schools, 1914-33. From 1933 until his retirement in 1939 he served as executive vice president of Wayne University. An authority on school buildings, he supervised the construction of more than 175 new buildings and additions. Spain died in Detroit on Feb. 23, 1950.

Information from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

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