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Angus B. Rothwell was Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin.


Rothwell was born on July 25, 1905 in Superior, Wisconsin.[1] He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Columbia University. Additionally, he received honorary degrees from Carroll University and Lawrence University. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy. He also served as President of Rotary International. Rothwell died on August 11, 1981.[2]

Educational career[]

Rothwell was an elementary school principal in Wausau, Wisconsin and a high school principal in Superior. He later served as Superintendent of Schools of Superior from 1941 to 1949 and of Manitowoc, Wisconsin from 1949 to 1961. Rothwell was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1961 and re-elected in 1965. He was also a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


  1. "Rothwell, Angus B. 1905". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  2. 'Rothwell-A Graceful Leader,' Milwaukee Journal, August 13, 1981, Part 1, pg. 20

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