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
Not only was he instrumental in establishing the Lock Haven High School , which
would evolve into the current Lock Haven State University (LHU), he also became
her first president. Central State
Raub had been born in
on 28 March 1840. He had graduated from Lancaster County .
That school, of course, is now known as Millersville State University (MU). Millersville Normal School
In addition to teaching, he also authored several textbooks. He resigned in 1884 when he went on to
College in .
He died in 1904, leaving a wife and six children. Newark, DE
Conner, Matt. “LHU’s founding father, Dr. Albert Newton Raub.” The Express (Lock Haven, PA). 7 May 2011.
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