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Name: Miles, Edward V. (Edward Vieuxtemps), (1898-)


Historical Note:

Edward V. Miles, Jr. was born on August 31, 1898 in Crain, Illinois.  He was educated in several schools during his youth and young adulthood including: a Crain rural school, 1905-1912; Miles Prairie Grad School, 1912-1914; Southern Illinois Normal University (SINU), 1915-1919; and summer sessions at the University of Chicago, 1922-1924.  He returned to SINU as a student in 1928 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1929, followed by earning an A. M. degree from St. Louis University in 1934.  He paused his education for service in World War I.

Miles was hired by SINU President Henry Shryock in 1919, as assistant business manager and instructor of economics under Tracy L. Bryant.  That same year he married Mary Ellen Hines.  He became the Business Manager on January 1, 1926 and held the position until 1958.  In 1940 he wrote the book Manual of Teachers College Accounting.  After his semi-retirement from the Business Office, SIU President Delyte W. Morris persuaded him to continue as a part-time administrative aide to help oversee the land acquisition program during SIU’s rapid growth years of the 1950s and 1960s.  Miles held this position until he fully retired in 1970.  He died in 1978.

Sources:

"Biographical Information for Permanent Files," in VFM 2084 Edward V. Miles papers and photographs.

Ben Gelman, "Eddie Miles was 'straigh down the middle'," Southern Illinoisan article in VFM 2084 Edward V. Miles papers and photographs.

Note Author: Matt Gorzalski





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