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Dr Arleigh Brantley Templeton

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Dr Arleigh Brantley Templeton

Birth
New Waverly, Walker County, Texas, USA
Death 28 Oct 2006 (aged 90)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 16823042 View Source

He was born to Claude E. and Jennie B. Templeton. He was a graduate of Sam Houston State Teachers College, 1936 and later earned his masters and doctorate from the University of Houston. Templeton's career as a bold and imaginative educational leader spanned more than three decades: League City Public School (Supt); Clear Creek Independent School District (Supt); El Campo Public School (Supt); Alvin Public School (Supt.); Alvin Junior College (President); and three university presidencies (SHSU, UTSA and UTEP). He changed Sam Houston State Teachers University from a Teachers College to a State College and to a University in six years. He left a great university of which he was proud. As President of UTSA, he directed the planning as well as helped to raise the money to build the University. The University was built and paid for without student fees or permanent university funds. At UTEP he completely reworked the university building fifty million dollars worth of new buildings, brought in graduate programs including its first Doctor's Degree. El Paso and UTEP were places of great endearment to him along with the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center. When he was Superintendent of League City Schools, he consolidated the League City, Webster, Seabrook and Kemah Schools into the Clear Creek ISD. As superintendent of Alvin Public Schools and President of Alvin Junior College, he built a total new junior college from the ground-up and it gained much notoriety. Templeton served many posts of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and was elected to the Presidency in 1967. He was only the second Texan to become President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting agency for all schools in the eleven southern states. Templeton's crown jewel of service as Executive Director of Governor John B. Connally's Committee on Education Beyond the High School (1963-64), has served as the State Coordinating Committee for all education beyond the high school for thirty years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Maxie, son Earl Wayne, daughter-in-law Judy Templeton, two grandchildren, seven great grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: GW
  • Added: 28 Nov 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 16823042
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16823042/arleigh-brantley-templeton : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Arleigh Brantley Templeton (18 Apr 1916–28 Oct 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16823042, citing Forest Park East Cemetery, Webster, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .