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McFadden Newell

McFadden Newell

Irish academic administrator
McFadden Newell
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Intro Irish academic administrator
Was Academic Academic administrator
From Ireland
Type Education
Gender male
Birth 1824, Dublin, Ireland
Death 1894 (aged 70 years)
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Biography

McFadden Alexander Newell (1824–1894) commissioned and was the first principal of Maryland State Normal School (now Towson University).

Newell was an Irish immigrant who graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. He also taught school in England before settling in Baltimore, Maryland in 1848. He was a professor of natural science at the Baltimore City College, from 1850 to 1854. In 1865, Newell was asked to establish a state normal school and served as its principal from 1866 to 1890. During this time, he also served as State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

As Principal at MSNS, he improved both teacher education and public school instruction, set admissions standards for the Normal School and refined the school's curriculum.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104633632/mcfadden-alexander-newell
https://web.archive.org/web/20080203113222/http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/archives/presidentsBios.cfm
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