Thomas Duckett Boyd: The Story of a Southern Educator

Thomas Duckett Boyd: The Story of a Southern Educator

Thomas Duckett Boyd: The Story of a Southern Educator

Thomas Duckett Boyd: The Story of a Southern Educator

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Pioneer educational leaders who have planned and guided the social progress of mankind have received very little consideration from biographers. Too long have we studied the careers of those who have come more into public notice, and neglected to give proper place to those who, in a quiet way, have contributed a life-time of fruitful service to the advancement of civilization.

Among the noteworthy educational leaders in the South following the War Between the States were David French Boyd and his brother, Thomas Duckett Boyd, whose lasting contributions to the social and cultural development of Louisiana mark them as statesmen of the highest order.

Although this biographical sketch is concerned with Thomas Duckett Boyd, the early educational careers of these two brothers were so closely linked and the influence of the elder brother on the younger was so great that the life of the one cannot be fully treated without due consideration of the other.

David French Boyd, a native of Virginia and a graduate of the University of Virginia, came to . . .

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