18 November 2015

On This Day: Lock Haven State School Superintendent visits Lancaster

Professor Albert Newton Raub, the superintendent of the State Normal School in Lock Haven, was in Lancaster City On This Day in 1882. He was here visiting his brother, S. W. Raub. 

Dr. Raub was only 29 when he started the movement to establish a Normal School in Lock Haven. At the time, he served as principal of the Lock Haven High School. Not only was he instrumental in establishing the Central State Normal School, which would evolve into the current Lock Haven State University (LHU), he also became her first president. 

Raub had been born in Lancaster County on 28 March 1840. He had graduated from Millersville Normal School. That school, of course, is now known as Millersville State University (MU).  

In addition to teaching, he also authored several textbooks. He resigned in 1884 when he went on to Delaware College in Newark, DE. He died in 1904, leaving a wife and six children. 

Conner, Matt. “LHU’s founding father, Dr. Albert Newton Raub.” The Express (Lock Haven, PA). 7 May 2011. 

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 18 November 1882. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

Raub, Albert N. Lock Haven University 1877-2008Collection. Power Library.  


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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.