Biography of Frank A. Weld of Mankato Minnesota

Frank A. Weld, a renowned educator, made significant contributions to the field in the Northwest. After serving as superintendent in Zumbrota and Fergus Falls, he became the president of the State Normal School in 1889. Under his leadership, the school experienced substantial growth in enrollment and improved overall management.


Frank A. Weld, a renowned educator, was born in Skowhegan, Maine, in 1858. After attending Bloomfield Academy and Colby University, he arrived in Minnesota in 1882. Weld served as superintendent of schools in Zumbrota and Fergus Falls before becoming the northwestern manager of D. C. Heath & Co. He later assumed the superintendency of the public schools in Stillwater before being appointed president of the State Normal School in 1889. Under his leadership, the institution’s enrollment tripled, and its overall management became highly effective.

Frank A. Weld, president of the State Normal School of Minnesota, is universally known as one of the leading educators of the Northwest. He was born at Skowhegan, Maine, in the year 1858, and he was educated in the Bloomfield Academy of his own town, and Colby University, at Waterville. Equipped with the knowledge afforded by two widely known schools, Mr. Weld headed for the Northwest, arriving in Minnesota in 1882. His first work in this state was at Zumbrota, where he served as superintendent of schools for five consecutive years. From there, Mr. Weld moved to Fergus Falls, where he officiated in the same capacity for five and a half years. After that, he became the northwestern manager of the schoolbook publishing house of D. C. Heath & Co., one of the largest printing houses of its kind in the union. Mr. Weld resigned this position to assume the superintendency of the public schools of Stillwater, where he remained until his appointment as president of the State Normal School in the year 1889. Since that year, he has been retained as the chief director of this seat of learning, and since his advent into the school, the enrollment has tripled in numbers, and the general management of the institution has been brought to a plane of effectiveness.

Source

C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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