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Wilson, Walter Clement, 1862-1942



  • Existence: 1862 - 1942


Walter Clement Wilson was born in Farmersville, Ohio on October 9, 1862 to John R. Wilson and Susan Oldfather Wilson. He was one of ten children and married Amanda Snethen. She preceded him in death, and in 1927 he married Sophronia Dyer. Wilson was educated at the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio and at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He began his teaching career in 1881, where he taught in the rural schools of Warren County, Ohio. He was principal of Bellbrook, Ohio; superintendent at West Carrollton, Ohio; associate principal of the summer normal school, Antioch College; critic teacher and head of the Industrial Arts Department, Miami University. A pioneer of adult education in Ohio when in 1900, he organized and conducted adult screening classes. Professor Wilson held union cards in seven trades: barber, baker, cigar maker, carpenter, electrician, and interior furnisher. He spent six months on the Mississippi River as pilot of a river steamboat.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Walter Clement Wilson Papers

Identifier: UnivRec-0078
Scope and Contents

The Walter C. Wilson Papers contain newsclippings, correspondence, and memorabilia reflecting Wilson's professional career at East Tennessee State College. The bulk of the material centers around the 1937 honors he received for 26 years of service to the college and correspondence reflecting appreciation for his outstanding work from former pupils and associates.

Dates: 1911-1942