Education: Campbell for O'Shea

A shoemaker's son born 50 years ago in the fishing village of Fraserburgh, Scotland was picked last week to head the world's largest public school system. To succeed aging William James O'Shea (TIME, Oct. 16) as Superintendent of its 36,000 teachers, its 1,130,000 pupils, New

York City's Board of Education named Harold George Campbell, Deputy Superintendent since 1930. Though reputedly favoring another man for the job, Mayor LaGuardia was chiefly interested in getting a superintendent who would help him push through a plan for reforming the city's schools. When he heard of...

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