Frank M. Cory, superintendent of schools at Hagerstown, has been in schoolwork since he was seventeen years of age. He is a native of Eastern Indiana, born in Randolph County, July 5, 1892. Mr. Cory's parents, John W. and Ida May (Crouse) Cory, were also native Indianans, his father of Henry County and his mother of Randolph County, and in the latter county they have spent most of their active lives as farmers. Frank M. Cory attended grade and high school, grew up on an Indiana farm, and after his first work as a teacher he attended the University of Indiana, where he was graduated with the A. B. degree in 1917. Mr. Cory won his Master of Arts degree at Columbia University, New York, in 1923. Several Indiana communities have a high measure of appreciation of his abilities as an educator. For three years he was principal of the public school at Fountain City, for three years was superintendent at Centerville, and then became assistant county superintendent of schools at Oxford, Ohio. Mr. Cory came to Hagerstown in 1926, as superintendent of the joint schools of town and township. He married, in 1919, Miss Marie Lumpkin, a native of Randolph County, Indiana, daughter of Robert and Nora (Maulsby) Lumpkin. They have four children, Charles Robert, Walter H., Margaret Louise and James Edward. Mr. Cory is a Baptist, and in politics votes independently. He is a Royal Arch and Council Degree Mason, and is president of the executive committee of the local Boy Scouts organization. He was chairman of the Lions Club in 1931. He is a member of the School Men's Club of Indiana, the City and Town Superintendents Association of Indiana and the National Education Association.
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