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James M. Greenwood

James M. Greenwood was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, November 15, 1837, his parents being Edmund Greenwood and Jeanette Foster.  He spent his boyhood on the farm, attending the district school.  In 1852 the Greenwoods removed to Adair County, Missouri, where the father still lives.  It was here that Professor Greenwood taught his first school, being barely sixteen.  In 1857 he completed his education at the Methodist Seminary in Canton, Mo.  He taught school in Lima and Quincy, and in 1862 enlisted in the Union army, serving throughout the war.

   He taught in the Kirksville Normal School from 1867 to 1874, when he became Superintendent of the Public Schools in Kansas City, then a town of 28,000.  Professor Greenwood has been president of the Missouri State Teachers' Association, and in 1884 became a member of the council of the National Educational Association, and in 1884 became a member of the council of the National Educational Association.  He has also served as treasurer of the National Association, and in 1897 was elected a life director in the association.  In that year the Missouri University conferred upon him the degree of L. L. D.

     Professor Greenwood was married November 1, 1859, to Miss Amanda McDaniel, a teacher in Kirksville.

     He has written and revised many textbooks, and contributed copiously to mathematical journals.
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