Guide to the Papers of Walter H. Lillard, circa 1880 - 1945Manuscript MS-1159

Biography

Walter Huston Lillard was born on Nov. 20, 1881 in Paris, Illinois. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1905. After spending a year at Oxford University in England he returned to Dartmouth to pursue his AM degree while coaching Dartmouth's football team. From 1907 to 1916 he was an instructor and assistant headmaster at Phillips Academy, Andover. In 1916 he became headmaster at Tabor Academy in Marion, Ma. Lillard was active in the town affairs of Cohasset, Ma., serving as Civil Defense director, chairman of the Red Cross chapter and a member of the board of library trustees and school building committee. In 1945 he was appointed American field representative in Vienna, Austria, where he worked with the Intergovernmental Committee of Refugees. In addition, he contributed to the organizing of the Sea Scout branch of the Boys Scouts of Americas, whose acting national director he was in 1921, and on whose national committee he served. He was also the president of the Dartmouth Alumni Association of Southern Massachusetts and chairman of the international Schoolboy Fellowship which he had originated and whose aim it was to develop friendly relations with schools abroad. Walter Lillard died July 2, 1967 at the age of 85.

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