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SPEARS, HAROLD: 1902-

Harold Spears was born in Swayzee, Ind., on March 20, 1902, the son of David L. and Ida Arnold Spears. He received the A.B. degree in 1924 and an honorary LL.D. degree in 1957 from Wabash College and the A.M. and D.Ed. degrees from Columbia University in 1931 and 1939 respectively. He married Jennie Hahn on June 8, 1929, and they had two sons, David and Stephen.

Spears taught school in Evansville, Ind., 1924-34, and was director of research and secondary education, 1934-41. He was principal of Township High School (Highland Park, Ill.), 1941-44; professor of education and department head at New Jersey State Teachers College, 1944; and curriculum director for schools in San Francisco, 1947-55. In 1955 he became superintendent of schools in San Francisco. During 1945-46 he served as director of an educational mission to Chile for the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs. Spears was U.S. representative to Paris for the Advisory Committee on School Curriculum, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for five years. In 1966 he was president of the American Association of School Administrators.

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