Herbert R. Hearsey Papers, 1930 -- 1934

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Herbert Hearsey was born on November 27, 1910. He graduated with a B. A. in 1934 and a Master in Education in 1935, both Tufts College after which he obtained a masters in library science at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. In 1932 Hearsey participated in the Olympic semi-final tryouts of the 800m race, finishing second to last. He married Laura Beth Davis, another library science student at the time, on September 23, 1938 in Arlington, Massachusetts. The Hearseys moved to Bellingham, Washington in 1941 where Herbert Hearsey worked as reference librarian and also served as head of circulation at Western Washington State College until 1974 while his wife was a teacher and librarian for a public school. Hearsay co-founded the Bellingham Power Squadron and both Laura and Herbert were active members. Herbert published memoirs and books relating to boating.

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