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Brittain, Marion Luther (Marion)

Born: 1865 AD
Died: 1953 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Educators


1865 - Marion L. Brittain was born in Wilkes County, Georgia on the 11th of November.

1888 - He attended Emory College for his undergraduate studies, graduating with the commendation that he was the "best student in his department the college had had in ten years.

1899 - On the 5th of December, Brittain and Lettie McDonald, daughter of Baptist minister Dr. Henry McDonald, were married.

1900 - He returned to academic administration, first as superintendent of the Fulton County School System.

1906 - He was also president of the Georgia Education Association.

1913 - He was President of the Southern Education Association.

1917 - The Council of State School Superintendents of the United States.

1944 - Brittain retired from his position as president of Georgia Tech.

1948 - He penned a history of the Institute entitled The Story of Georgia Tech.

1953 - He died on the 13th of July.


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