Alumni Hall Of Fame » Dr. Samuel E. Burr

Dr. Samuel E. Burr

Class of 1913  



Dr. Burr was born December 6, 1897.  He is the son of Samuel Engle Burr and Elizabeth Coward (Thompson) Burr of Bordentown, NJ.

EDUCATION: Dr. Burr, a graduate of Bordentown High School, June 1915; Rutgers University Litt, B, 1919; University of Wisconsin, M.A. 1925 Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A. 1927; University of Cincinnati, Ed. D. 1936.

Dr. Burr held positions as teacher and coach in Bordentown High School, teacher Trenton Junior High School, Principal of Lambertville High School, Supervising Principal of Lawrence Township Schools.  Dr. Burr has a distinguished career as an educator, scholar, lecturer and author. From 1947 to 1968 he was associated with the American University as Professor of Education, Department Chairman and Dean.  He was highly decorated hero in World War I as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry.  He has received innumerable awards rendering distinguished service to his profession and to his country, and is also the author of over one-hundred magazine articles and ten books.  Dr. Burr is also the founder and President General of the Aaron Burr Association.