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Harger, C. M.

Charles Moreau Harger was born in Phelps, New York, January 23, 1863, the son of Henry Harger and his wife Martha Densmore. He was graduated from Phelps Classical School in 1881, and later received the degree of L.H.D. from Bethany College, in 1901, and of Litt.D. from Baker University in 1909. On the 3d day of October, 1889, he was married to Blanche Bradshaw of Hope, Kansas. He has three daughters. He was principal of the schools at Hope, Kansas, from 1886 to 1888, and thereafter editor of the Abilene Daily Reflector, a position which he still holds. He lectured to the Department of Journalism of the University of Kansas from 1905 to 1910, was postmaster of Abilene, Kansas, from 1912 to 1913, president of the State Board of Corrections from 1915 to 1916, and member of the Board of Regents since 1925. He contributed sketches and poetry to Century, Harper's, Scribner's, and other magazines. He wrote numerous sketches and poems for the Banner Weekly but no serials or "libraries."

REFERENCE: Who's Who, XX, 1938-39, 1125.

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