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Livingston C. Lord: The Man


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Charleston, Illinois


Coles County



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Success will not come from reading books on education, necessarily. What the man is, is the important matter.

Livingston C. Lord
The Life and Words of Livingston C. Lord, 1937


Mr. Lord exemplified ideas of sincerity, intellectual and moral integrity, steadfast character, courage, and a frankness of a large faith in the essential goodness of human nature.

Charles H. Coleman
Eastern Illinois State College Fifty Years of Public Service, 1950

Livingston Lord held strongly to personal ideals of punctuality, neatness in dress, not smoking in public, and correctness in expression, all of which helped in maintaining order and respectability in the institutions he supervised. He believed education should play a dominant role in a person’s life, and remained a lifelong teacher and learner.