Charles Abner Howard (1939-1947)

Born in Kansas in February of 1881 and educated at Baker University, Charles Howard served as Superintendent of Coos County Schools, Marshfield-Coos Bay Schools, and eventually, Principal of Eugene High School. He was elected to the State Teachers Association in 1922 and was selected as director of the National Education Association in 1925. He was President of Eastern Oregon College of Education from 1927 to 1939. During his tenure as President of Oregon College of Education (OCE), Howard prided himself on the well being of the students and the school. Howard died at his home in Salem, Oregon in 1972.