s, all of which show that he put his case in such a way as to receive attention.
The measure as passed by Congress shows that a National Board of Education was established along the same lines that he urged the State of Massachusetts to adopt thirty years before; namely, education is a matter of national concern.
After this, he seems to have lived in retirement and an honored old age. He died at Medford, July 7, 1872, nearly seventy-seven years of age, leaving one son who died unmarried, in 1885.
It is doubtful if again an attempt will be made to prepare a paper on the work of Charles Brooks for Normal Schools.
It seems, therefore, that I should submit to you at this time what is the conclusion of my delving as an educational antiquary, a personification of Mr. Brooks' fancy of sixty years ago.
There are three men who will stand out above others in the history of that time: Carter, who showed the need; Brooks, who offered the remedy and aroused public attention so that the la
d it is with a deep sense of public loss and personal sorrow that we record the fact of his decease.
John Fuller Libby, son of John Webb and Betsy B. (Dingley) Libby, was born on February 3, 1863, at Richmond, in the state of Maine.
For his early education he attended the public schools of his native town, and upon graduation in the year 1881, entered Bowdoin College.
His career in college was characterized by quiet and successful devotion to his studies, and upon graduating in the year 1885, he was appointed principal of the Public High School of the Town of Waldoboro, Maine.
In 1887, he gave up this position and accepted that of Associate Principal at Bridgton Academy, in the same state.
Teaching, however, was not the life work which he had mapped out for himself, and his ambition soon led him to devote himself to the study of the law. He was admitted to the bar in 1890, and immediately began practice in the city of Rockland, at the same time taking an active participation in