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LANDON, Samuel G., principal of the Harrisburg high school, was born in Herrick, Bradford county, Pa., February 12, 1865, son of George and Catherine (Smith) Landon, both natives of Wyoming county, where they now have their residence. The father, a prominent and well-known citizen of Bradford county, was a college graduate and in earlier life was active in the ministry, which he was compelled by failing health to relinquish; subsequently he engaged in farming and later became prominent in politics, serving two terms as the representative of his district in the United States Congress. He is now living retired from business in his native town, at the advanced age of seventy-nine years. He has been twice married, having six children by his first marriage, three of whom are living: Elizabeth, wife of E. Fuller, residing at Camptown, Pa.; George K., residing at Avoca, N. Y.; and Annie, wife of R. J. Fuller, residing at Camptown, Pa; and by his second marriage, eight children, seven living: Benson, at Chicago; Mrs. Rev. W. P. Buck, Provincetown, Mass.; Samuel G.; Herbert, residing on the homestead; Carrie, wife of T. J. Reinhart, residing at Black Walnut, Wyoming county, Pa.; Jennie, at home; and Robert, Avoca, Pa. Samuel G. attended thej public schools of his native township, and was graduated from Wyoming Seminary, at Kingston, Pa., in June, 1885. He completed his college course at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in the class of 1889. For two years he was superintendent of schools at California, Mo., and for one year professor of Latin and Greek in Puget Sound University, Tacoma, Wash., after which he was for two years superintendent of schools at Puyallup, Wash., and then came East to accept the position of principal of the Harrisburg high school, taking charge of the work in September, 1894. Professor Landon was married in California, Mo., June 3, 1891, to Miss Minnie E. Biggs, daughter of Thomas M. and Josephine Y. (McGowan) Biggs, and to their marriage there is no issue. Professor and Mrs. Landon attend the Methodist Episcopal church.

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