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FAVILLE, Oran, educator, born in Manheim, Herkimer County, New York, 13 October 1817; died in Waverly, Iowa, 3 October 1872. He was graduated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1844, and after teaching in Cazenovia, New York, and West Poultney, Vermont, became, in 1852, professor of ancient languages in McKendree College, Lebanon, ill. He was president of Ohio Wesleyan female College, Delaware, Ohio, in 1853'5, but retired to a farm in Mitchell County, Iowa, on account of his health, and was subsequently County judge, lieutenant governor of Iowa, and president, and afterward secretary, of the State board of education. In 1863 he was one of the board of visitors to the U. S. military academy. He edited the "Iowa School Journal " in 1863'7, was state superintendent of public instruction in 1864'6, and also president of the State teachers' association. He resigned these offices on account of failing health, and lived in retirement from 1867 until his death.
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