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Nathan T. VEATCH, superintendent of the Atchison city schools, is a native of Illinois. He was born near Astoria, Fulton County and reared on a farm. After receiving a common school education, he began his career as a teacher in the district schools of Schuyler County, Illinois. Later he attended the State Normal School of Illinois and was graduated from that institution with the class of 1881. He was principal of the grade school at Butler, Ill. for two years and later was principal of an eighth grade ward school in Little Rock, Ark. for four years. He served as superintendent and principal of the Rushville city schools at Rushville Ill. for fourteen years and in 1901 was elected superintendent of the Atchison city schools and has held that position to the present time.

In 1897 Mr. Beyer married Maud A COOTS, who was born in Holt County, Missouri, January 13, 1875. She is a daughter of Presley W. and Sarah (CAMPBELL) Coots, both Missourians, whose parents were from Kentucky. The father is now living in Muscotah, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Beyer have one child, Flossie A., who is living at home. Mr. Beyer is a Republican and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

Taken from:

History of Atchison County, Kansas

by Sheffield Ingalls - 1916

Submitted by:

Clemi Higley Blackburn, April 2002

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