John A. Howard ’39 (1987)

We are pleased to welcome you, John A. Howard ’39 to The North Shore Country Day School to receive the Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition given to a graduate of the School whose lifework has enriched the larger community.

After graduating from North Shore in 1939, you attended Princeton University where your studies were interrupted by World War II. Having been highly decorated for heroism during that conflict, you returned to Northwestern University to receive B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees.
At the age of 29 you were named President of Palos Verdes College and in 1960 began a seventeen-year term as President of Rockford College. You were appointed to the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse by the President, and you helped organize and led the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities.

You conceived, initiated and became President of the Rockford Institute, a non-profit study center devoted to rebuilding a public philosophy for the American Experiment. Your writings have been included in numerous publications.

John Howard, your school honors you with the Francis R. Stanton Alumni Recognition and pays tribute to your reasoned and responsible voice in the conservative current of American thought.

Presented June 5, 1987
Mary Pick Hines ’49, President, Alumni Association
The North Shore Country Day School
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North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.

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