George Washington Ward
|Occupation||Principal, Maryland State Normal School|
George Washington Ward (1867–1932) was the third principal of Maryland State Normal School (now Towson University).
Ward was a product of Maryland education, unlike his predecessors, having attended a one-room school in Daisy, Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters from Western Maryland College and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. In 1905, Ward was appointed Principal of MSNS. He served for 4 years and then resigned to engage in the brokerage business. Important developments during his tenure were broadening of the teacher training program, establishment of a departmental structure for the faculty, and the hiring of a librarian to organize and expand the library.
Elijah Barrett Prettyman
| Towson University principal |
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Towson University is a public university in Towson, Maryland. It is a part of the University System of Maryland. Founded in 1866 as Maryland's first training school for teachers, Towson University has evolved into a university with eight colleges and over 20,000 students. Towson is one of the largest public universities in Maryland and still produces the most teachers of any university in the state. Towson University is ranked as the 98th-best public university and 197th-best overall university nationally in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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This is a timeline of major events and changes related to Towson University and its predecessor institutions Maryland State Normal School (1866–1935), Maryland State Teachers College at Towson (1935–1963), Towson State College (1963–1976), and Towson State University (1976–1997).
These are the former and current buildings and structures of Towson University and its predecessor institutions.
McFadden Alexander Newell (1824–1894) commissioned and was the first principal of Maryland State Normal School.
Elijah Barrett Prettyman was the second principal of Maryland State Normal School.
Sarah Elizabeth Richmond (1843–1921) was a teacher and the fourth principal of Maryland State Normal School.
Henry Skinner West (1870–1961) was the fifth principal of Maryland State Normal School.
Lida Lee Tall (1873-1942) was the sixth principal/president of State Teachers College at Towson.
Mary Theresa Wiedefeld was the seventh president of State Teachers College at Towson.
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