J.B. Jarrett, 1892-1893

JarrettProfessor J.B. Jarrett served as president of the State Normal School for only a year. While little history surrounding Jarrett has endured, it is known that he “advertised school sessions in several issues of the Jacksonville Republican in 1892 and 1893” (Sawyer, 1983, p. 12). Furthermore, according to newspapers during his presidency, his name was often misspelled as “Jarratt” and “Jarrat,” and he made a few other appearances in the news, such as “one notice that he was ill and would be late for the opening session was sent from Byhalia, Miss.” (Sawyer, 1983, p. 12).