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Novice Gail Fawcett

Novice Gail Fawcett
Novice Gail Fawcett, 1965

8th president (August 1, 1956 – August 31, 1972)
Born: March 29, 1909
Died: June 19, 1998

Born near Gambier, Knox County, Ohio, Novice Fawcett graduated from Kenyon College in 1931 with a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, (science and mathematics). He received a master’s degree (1937) from The Ohio State University. A former teacher and athletic coach, he went on to serve as superintendent of Gambier Public Schools (1934-38); Defiance Schools (1938-43); Bexley Schools (1943-47); assistant superintendent of Akron Schools (1947-49); and superintendent of Columbus Public Schools (1949).

Updated June 2013.