Arch Addington was born near Winchester, Indiana. His mother, a school teacher, died within a week of his birth and his father, a farmer and carpenter, died before Arch was 2 years old. As an only child, he was raised by his grandparents. He started his teaching career in 1913 with eight grades in a one-room country school near Lynn, Randolph County, Indiana. Between 1923 and 1928 he was enrolled in the graduate study of geology while also teaching the subject. In 1925 he received his M.A. degree from Indiana University. In 1927 a professor of geology at Indiana University took a teaching position at Fresno State College. In 1928 that professor convinced Mr. Addington to move to Fresno and teach geology and geography at Fresno State College. He retired from Fresno State College in 1960 and was named professor emeritus. He also founded the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
He was a member of Las Palmas Masonic Lodge No. 366 and served as its Master in 1953.
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Mary Frances Hitchcock Addington
1892–1978 (m. 1916)
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