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From: Gina Reasoner <>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 10:40:23 -0400

History of Ohio
The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925
Volume III, page 272

GEORGE McDOWELL is superintendent of the Jackson Township Centralized
School in Pickaway County. He is one of the able young men in the
educational forces of the county that has made remarkable progress in
consolidating its country schools and raising the general standards of
educational work.
Mr. McDowell was born at Summit county, Ohio, October 17, 1897, son of
J.W. McDowell. His father was a real estate broker. His grandfather, Luther
McDowell, was a native of Wayne County, Ohio, and a relative of General
Mr. George McDowell was educated in Summit County, attending high school
there, and graduated from Muskingum College at New Concord, Ohio, in 1920.
Soon after graduating he came to Pickaway county as principal of the high
school in Jackson Township and in 1923 was made superintendent.
This was the first centralized school in Pickaway County, organized in
1911. There is an eight room school building, and the teaching staff at
present comprises twelve teachers. There are two full time and two part
time high school teachers. In the grades the enrollment is 225, with fifty
in high school.
Mr. McDowell married a classmate of Muskingum College, Miss Pauline Finch
of Carmi, Illinois. She is a graduate of the department of oratory of
Muskingum College.

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