John Walker Holcombe papers
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He was elected to the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction in late 1882, serving two terms. In 1887, Holcombe moved to Washington, D. C., working first for the bureau of Education and later for the Department of the Interior. He married Effie Burford McOuat [McQuat] on November 2, 1887 in Marion County, Indiana. They had two children. Holcombe was the author, editor or subject of several books. He died in Washington, D.C. on February 10, 1940 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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"Holcombe, John Walker." In Indiana Authors and their books, 1816-1916: Biographical Sketches of Authors Who Published During the First Century of Indiana Statehood, with Lists of Their Books, 23. Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College, 1949.
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"John Walker Holcombe." Indianapolis Star, February 13, 1940.
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