Sunday, May 22, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: North Salem Man Named Professor At Indiana University

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, May 23, 1929 – page 1, column 2:

Son of County To Return To His Native State

Professor Daniel Sommer Robinson, a son of Hendricks county, has been selected head of the department of philosophy at Indiana university, his work to begin next September.

Professor Robinson was born at North Salem, October 19, 1888, and is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Robinson. He graduated from the North Salem high school in 1906, and received the degree, Bachelor of Arts, from Butler college in 1910. He was a student in the Yale Divinity school, 1910-13, where he received the degree Master of Arts in 1911, and Bachelor of Divinity in 1912. He was a student in Germany for a time in 1912-13. He was a student in Harvard university, 1914-1917 and received the degree, Doctor of Philosophy, from there in 1917. He married Miss Oma Glasburn, of Bargersville, in 1912. To this union were born three children, Daniel Sommer, deceased, Joan and Sydney Caroline.

Prof. Robinson was ordained in the Disciples ministry in 1910, was pastor of the Christian church in Billings, Montana, in 1913-14; South Congregational Church, Newport, N.H., 1917-18. He was instructor in philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1919-20; assistant professor, 1920-21. He has been professor of philosophy in Miami university since 1922.

Miss Clarice Robinson, a sister of Professor Robinson, graduated from Indiana University in 1926, and is head of the commercial department in the Elkhart schools.

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