Edward Searing

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Edward Searing (July 14, 1835 – October 22, 1898) was an American educator.

Born in Aurora, New York, in Cayuga County, New York, Searing received his bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Michigan. In 1857, he moved to Wisconsin and taught school. Searing then moved to Milton, Wisconsin in 1863 and became a professor at Milton College. Searing was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin and served 1874-1878. In 1880. Searing moved to Mankato, Minnesota and became the first President of the Mankato Normal School now Minnesota State University, Mankato.[1][2] Searing died in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on October 22, 1898, while at a normal school board meeting.[3]


  1. ^ Edward Searing, Wisconsin Historical Society
  2. ^ 'The Class of Sixty-One University of Michigan,' Byron Cutcheon, J. Burnman & Son: 1902, Biographical Sketch of Edward Searing, pg. 145-146
  3. ^ 'Edward Searing Dead,' Milwaukee Journal, October 24, 1898, pg. 1