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The forum. [volume] (Springfield, Ill.) 1904-192?, December 22, 1906, Image 6

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MaGee Heads Ambidexter
Elected to Succeed the
Rev. G. H. McDaniel.
Has Had a Long Career as an Educator and a
Minister—Eschews Salary Until Institution
is Prospering.
On Nov. 11, at a special meeting of the general board of directors ,
of the Ambidexter institution, located on the southeast corner of
Twelfth and Cass streets, the Rev. G. H. McDaniel tendered his
resignation, severing all connection with said institute, stating that
he wished to enter the lecture field. The Rev. McDaniel’s resignation
was accepted and since that time the board Itad been searching very
carefully for the best man to place at the head of this institution.
Last Thursday night the board unanimously tendered this position
to the Rev. Dr. .1. H. McGee, who in a few well chosen words accept
ed the presidency of Ambidexter institute subject to the express con
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New President of Ambidexter Institute.
(iition that the work required of him should it in no way conflict with
or interfere with his present work and duties.
Dr. MaGee will at once reorganize the institute, working evenings
and qdd hours. He will iay out a course of study for the school and
give lectures to students and teachers at least one evening each week
Dr. MaGee further stipulated that he would not expect nor receive
any salary or compensation for his services until such a time as the
said institute was by and with the support and help of the men and
women of his race and its friends among the white race, placed it in
growing and prosperous condition.
He returned to America and engaged in teaching first as principal
of the Baptist college in Nashville, Tenn., (now Roger Williams’ uni
versity); next as principals of one of the public schools of Alton, 111.,
then afttr a five years pastorate at the Union baptist church of
Cincinnati, he settled at Metropolis as principal of the public sehools
o jat City, in which capacity he served for ten consecutive years. He
us >ttn or some time employed in the state printer expert’s office.
• ° " te< <l ,,u‘mljer of tlie republican state central committee
in 1884.
The board of directors of the Ambidexter institute feel highly
gratified in that theyhave been able to secure the services of Dr.
MaGee and with the hearty co-operation of the people of his race and
the citizens of Springfield, they have every reason to believe that the
Ambidexter institute may broaden and enlarge its sphere of influence
and become what it ought to be and what it may be—the leading
school of its kind in this part of the country.—Register.
[Dr. MaGee is intimately identified with every move which has a
lofty inclination, being the organizer of a colored historical society in
this city and a man who ever looks to the race’s advancement and the
general dissemination of knowledge among all people—Ed ]
Xmas Suggestions
Suits and Overcoats,
Hats and Furnishings,
Mufflers, Traveling Bags,
and Umbrellas, in fact everything to
wear for men and boys at 519 North
Side Square.
O’Connell & Kunz
It pays to buy our kind
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Holiday Suggestions....
Ti^s. Mufflers Gloves
Qcarf Pins Plain and Fancy
Cuff Buttons Suspenders
Ladies’ and Gents’ Handkerchiefs
Umbrellas Garters, Etc.
We also have a fine line of Men’s Hats,
Caps, Shirts, Underwear, Hose, Etc.
John L. Grant
512 East Monroe St.
Where You Get Your Money’s Worth

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