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Biography of Elroy McKendree Avery


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Avery, Elroy McKendree, author. Born in Erie, Monroe County, MI, July 14, 1844. Graduate of University of Michigan, Ph.B., 1871. Served in Civil War; mustered out at close as sergeant-major of 11th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. Principal of high school, Battle Creek, MI, 1869, and high and normal schools, Cleveland, OH, 1871-79. Member of Cleveland City Council, 1891-92; of Ohio Senate, 1893-97. Member of many historical and economic societies. Author: "Elementary Physics," "Elements of Natural Philosophy," "Physical Technics," "Teachers' Hand Book of Natural Philosophy," "Elements of Chemistry," "Teachers' Hand Book of Chemistry," "Complete Chemistry," "First Principles of Natural Philosophy," "Words Correctly Spoken," "Columbus and the Columbia Brigade," "School Physics," "First Lessons in Physical Science," School Chemistry," "The Town Meeting," "History of the United States and Its People" (16 volumes).