Doak S. Campbell

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Doak Sheridan Campbell was president of Florida State College for Women, as it made the transition from an all-female school under that name to the coeducational Florida State University, between 1941 and 1957.

Campbell was born near Waldron, in Scott County, Arkansas on 16 November 1888 the first of six children to Edward and Elizabeth Campbell. He is named after his uncle, Samuel Doak.

Upon graduating from high school, he became a licensed teacher, but left after one year to attend Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He was an intercollegiate debate, orator, and distance runner. He was president of his graduating class, and where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in music and speech in 1911.

Doak Campbell was married to Helen Gray Smith from May 28, 1913 until her death in 1938. They had two children: Doak S. Campbell, Jr., (b. 28 February 1915; d. 1 October 2003) and Elizabeth Caroline Campbell (b. 12 November 1920; d. 3 December 2008).

Son Doak Jr. married Mary C. in 1938 (estimated); they had 2 children (son Doak S. Campbell III and daughter Helen Jo Crawford).

Daughter Caroline married Donald Broermann in 1940; they had 3 daughters (Mary Noel Chavez, Claire Parz, and Gina Roen).

This page was last edited on 22 January 2018, at 05:53.
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