Plaque from the Sam E. Woods Room, Special Collections, University of Southern Mississippi

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Plaque from the Sam E. Woods Room, Special Collections, University of Southern Mississippi

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This plaque provides a brief overview of the life of Sam E. Woods.

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2014

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English

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Plaque from the Sam E. Woods Room, Special Collections, University of Southern Mississippi. The plaque reads     Born in 1892 in Staarville, Texas, Sam Edison Woods' family moved to Purvis, Mississippi, where Woods graduated from high school. His education included studies at Valparaiso University, the University of Wisconsin and Massachusetts Institute of Technology before earning a bachelor of science degree from State Teachers College, now recognized as the University of Southern Mississippi. While the majority of Woods' career was spent internationally, he initially served in positions in Mississippi including the head of the department of manual arts at State Teachers College, the Director of Extension work for Grenada Bank and supervisor of rehabilitation for the Mississippi Department of Education. Woods served in the United States Marines during World War I and as head of vocational educational work for the US sixth army area in France. In addition to his military service overseas, Woods engaged in an extensive career of various international services throughout his life, including assistant trade commissioner in Czechoslovakia; commercial attaché in Prague, Czechoslovakia; commercial attaché at large in Berlin, Germany; consul general in Switzerland and consul general with personal rank of minister in Germany. After retirement from diplomatic service, Woods lived primarily in Germany. He died in Munich, Germany, in 1953.

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“Plaque from the Sam E. Woods Room, Special Collections, University of Southern Mississippi,” Online Exhibits at Southern Miss, accessed February 25, 2021, https://usmspecialcollections.omeka.net/items/show/6.

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