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Statesboro in Bulloch County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Marvin Summers Pittman

1882 - 1954

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Marvin Summers Pittman Marker
Inscription.
President of South Georgia Teachers College and Georgia Teachers College
1934-1941 and 1943-1947

A pioneer in developing rural education, President Pittman organized the College to serve the region and state as a comprehensive undergraduate institution. His demonstration teacher training program gave rise to South Georgia teachers College laboratory school and the College's statewide status as Georgia Teachers College. His politically-motivated removal from office in 1941 was reversed in 1943 by a reorganized Board of Regents. In retirement, he helped rebuild post-war education in Germany and Korea and organized the United Nations teacher training in Costa Rica.
 
Location. 32° 25.57′ N, 81° 46.954′ W. Marker is in Statesboro, Georgia, in Bulloch County. Marker is on Southern Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Marker is in this post office area: Statesboro GA 30458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First District Agricultural and Mechanical School (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Turpentining Experiment (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. Jones Lane Memorial Highway
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Marvin Summers Pittman Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); United States vs. Darby Lumber Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Savannah & Statesboro Railway (approx. 0.9 miles away); Statesboro Confederate Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bulloch County Courthouse (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Statesboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Transcript of Marvin Summers Pittman's entry in Biographical Dictionary of American Educators. Volume 2, p. 1041-2: Marvin Summers Pittman (Submitted on August 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Pursuing a Promise By F. Erik Brooks, pages 25-33. (Submitted on August 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansEducationNotable Persons
 
Marvin Summers Pittman Administration Building, Georgia Southern University image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Marvin Summers Pittman Administration Building, Georgia Southern University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,608 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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