History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Homer H. Seerley
HOMER H. SEERLEY was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, August 13, 1848. He came with his parents to Iowa in 1854, locating at South English, where his early education was acquired in the public schools. He entered the State University, graduating in 1873. The following autumn he began his career as a teacher by accepting a position as assistant in the high school of Oskaloosa. The following year he became principal of the school and in 1875 city superintendent of schools. In 1886 he resigned to accept the presidency of the State Normal School at Cedar Falls. For twenty-five years he has been identified with the State Teachers' Association of which he was president in 1884. He is also a member of the National Educational Association and the National Educational Council. Mr. Seerley has written many educational articles for the press and delivered numerous addresses before educational assemblies. He is one of the authors of Seerley and Parish's History of Civil Government in Iowa. He has been president of the State Normal School for more than seventeen years.