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Connor Huydic

was born to Lynell Brown Dow and John Dow Sr. Lynell Dow was an educator who began teaching originally at Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana before moving to the City School of East Chicago, Indiana where she taught for forty-one years. Little is known about John Dow Jr.’s early childhood or his father.

Dow attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, graduating in 1963, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Physical Education. At about the same time he married Gloria Russell, formerly of Orlando, Florida. In 1968 Dow earned his Master’s Degree in Education with a Counseling Emphasis from Indiana State University. He went on to earn his doctorate degree in Educational Administration from Michigan State University in 1972 with a dissertation entitled A Comparative Study of Inner City Elementary Teachers and Principals Perceptions of and Role Expectations for the Leadership Behavior of Selected Inner City ...


Jessica M. Parr

Samuel Gridley Howe was born to a prominent Boston family. His father, Joseph Neals Howe, owned a rope-manufacturing company in this thriving port city. His mother, Patty Gridley, was renowned for her beauty. Howe entered the Boston Latin School at the age of eleven, graduating in 1818. At the age of seventeen he entered Brown University, the only one of the three Howe sons to attend college, owing to a decline in the family's financial situation.

Following Howe's graduation from Brown in 1821, he matriculated at the Harvard Medical School. After he completed his medical studies in 1824, his restless nature and democratic sensibilities led him to join the Greek army as a surgeon and soldier during the Greek war of independence. Howe returned to Boston in 1831, where he met a friend from his undergraduate days named John Dix Fisher. In 1829 Fisher ...