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.