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Henry C. Herge

Henry C. Herge

Henry C. Herge began his career in education as an English instructor and principal on Long Island. During WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and subsequently became the commanding officer of the Navy College Training Program at Wesleyan University. The program graduated 6,000 Navy and Marine Corps officers between 1943 and 1945.

He became director of higher education and teacher certification for the state Department of Education in 1946.

In 1953, Herge took a job as the dean of the graduate school of education at Rutgers. He left the university in 1964 to develop teacher-training programs and school management curriculums in Jamaica, Zambia, Malawi and Italy. He returned to Rutgers as a professor and associate director of the university's Center for International Studies before retiring in 1975.

Henry C. Herge, former state director of higher education, died on March 8. He was 97.

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