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Ralph Noble Tirey, Section 1, Lot 62

In 1906, at the age of twenty-three, Dr. Ralph Noble Tirey became the youngest superintendent in the annals of Indiana school history. On April 27, 1934, he became the fifth president of the Indiana State Teacher’s College (predecessor of Indiana State University). Dr. Tirey received his B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), M.A. (Master of Arts), and L.L.D. (Doctor of Law) degrees from Indiana University where he was pitcher on the baseball team. Dr. Tirey co-authored such books as Pioneers, New Friends, New Paths, Trails Beyond, Teacher and a Better World, and Life Use Speller. He died in August of 1964 at the age of eighty-one.

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