Charles De Garmo

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Charles De Garmo

Charles De Garmo (also spelled DeGarmo) (January 7, 1849 – May 14, 1934)[1] was an American educator, education theorist and college president.


De Garmo was born in Wisconsin. He graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1873 and served as principal of the Grammar Department of its Model School from 1876-1883. Influenced by the Herbartian educational philosophy in Germany, DeGarmo left for University of Halle where he received a doctorate then returned to Illinois State where he served as a Professor of Modern Languages and Reading until 1890.[2][3]

He served as president of Swarthmore College from 1891–1898 and then joined the education faculty at Cornell University.[3]

De Garmo was a prolific author of more than one hundred articles and books about educational theory and practice.[4]

He died in retirement in Florida.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Charles De Garmo Papers Finding Aid, Swarthmore College". Retrieved 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ “De Garmo Hall (DEG)”.Illinois State University. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  3. ^ a b ”Swarthmore College Presidents”. Communications Office, Swarthmore College. Retrieved April 13, 2011
  4. ^”Search results for 'au:De Garmo, Charles’” OCLC Online Computer Library Center. Retrieved April 13, 2011

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