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STATE SUPERINTENDENTS OF PUBLIC
The office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction was created in 1835, and by an Act of the Legislature of 1813, which went into effect in 1811, the office was abolished. The following Superintendents were elected by the Legislature:
ROBERT H. McEwEN, 1835–1810.
Scott TERRY, 1841-1814. From 1814 to 1867 the State Treasurer was ex-officio Superintendent of Public Instruction. In 1867 the office was again created. The following Superintendents were elected by the people, and served for the respective periods shown below:
JOHN EATON, JR., 1867-1869.
A. J. TIPTON, 1869-1871. In 1870 the office was again abolished, and the duties devolved upon the State Treasurer, who was made ex-officio Superintendent of Public Instruction.
In 1873 the office was recreated, and the following officers, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, have served the terms shown below:
*J. B. KILLEBREW.
R. L. JONES, 1907, present incumbent.