BYNUM, Robert Lee


City: Jackson

BYNUM, Robert Lee, educator; born Union City, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1867; Scotch- Irish and English descent; son of William J. and Theresa Ann (Gilbert) BYNUM; father’s occupation, merchant and farmer; paternal grandparents Green Horton and Lizzie (Day) BYNUM, maternal grandparents Washington M. and Eliza (Cole) GILBERT; educated Vanderbilt Training School, Union City, Tenn., and Bethel College; began teaching in 1889; elected Superintendent of Public Instruction of Obion Co., Tenn., in 1897; served five years; principal in Jackson city schools 1901-1906; elected Superintendent of Public Instruction for Madison Co., Tenn., 1907, and is the present incumbent; served three times as Commander U. S. C. V.; elected Pres. Tenn. Public School Officers 1903; married Fannie Lee ALLEN July 29, 1894; member Masons, Woodmen of the World; Democrat; Col. on the staff of Gov. M. R. PATTERSON 1907-1909; member of Tenn. State Board of Education; member of Presbyterian church, U. S. A. and Ruling Elder in same.

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