Fassett A. Cotton papers
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- 1893-1945, undated
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He served as Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1903 to 1909. In 1905, Franklin College awarded him the degree of Doctor of Laws to recognize his work to improve Indiana's rural schools. He became the president of the La Crosse Normal School (now University of Wisconsin-La Crosse) in La Crosse, Wisconsin and served from 1909-1924. He was the president of Northern Arizona Normal School (now Northern Arizona University) from 1924-1926. He then traveled and lectured in the west until 1935. In 1936, he became associated with Central Normal College (later Canterbury College, now defunct) in Danville, Indiana until his death in 1942.
He married Florence N. Wright in Henry County, Indiana on November 1885, with whom he had three children and who died in 1900. He married Lena L. Dobson on October 14, 1903 in Marion, Indiana.
Dr. Cotton died on April 2, 1942 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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"Central Normal College". Indiana Historical Bureau. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://www.in.gov/history/markers
"Cotton, F. A.". F. A. Cotton, 1925-1926. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://library.nau.edu/speccoll
"Cotton, Fassett A.". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://archives.ancestry.com
"Cotton, Fassett A.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://archives.ancestry.com
"Cotton, Fassett A.". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
"Cotton, Fassett A.". Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com
"Cotton, Fassett Allen". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://www.findagrave.com
"Cotton, Fassett Allen". (1949) 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. (p. 23). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. ISLI 16.810 B291I
"Cotton, Fassett Allen". (p. 413). Who's Who in America, 1908-1909. Chicago, IL: Marquis Who's Who. Print.
"Cotton, Florence N. Wright". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/09/30. http://www.findagrave.com
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