Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 1013-1014 transcribed on July 19, 2001.

Matthew E. Pearson

MATTHEW E. PEARSON, superintendent of schools of Kansas City, Kansas, who is one of the advisory editors of this history, was born in Plainfield, Indiana, in 1862. He came to Kansas with his father, E. S. Pearson, who settled on a farm at Hesper, Douglas county, Kansas, in 1874. He was educated in the Kansas State University, receiving his bachelor's degree from that institution, and his master's degree from Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas. After teaching one year at Wallula, Kansas, he entered upon his school work at Kansas City, Kansas, in September, 1886, now having completed twenty-five years of service, nine years of which he has occupied the office of superintendent of schools. During his term of office the growth of the city has more than doubled in number of schools, in the number of pupils, and in the number of teachers. He has been identified with the London Heights Methodist Episcopal church twenty-three years, and in point of service is the oldest Sabbath-school superintendent in the city. He is, at present, president of the Kansas State Teachers' Association.

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