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COLEMAN, WALTER MOORE (1863–1926). Walter Moore Coleman, author and teacher, son of William Ludlow and Maria Jane (Stewart) Coleman, was born in Chappell Hill, Texas, on December 21, 1863. After graduating from Sam Houston Normal Institute (later Sam Houston State University) in 1879, he served as principal of Belton High School, from 1884 to 1887. He subsequently earned a B.A. at Washington and Lee University, Virginia, in 1889, and studied at the University of Berlin in 1889 and at the Royal School of Science in 1890. He was professor of biology at Sam Houston Normal Institute from 1890 until 1908, when he began a year's research at the Physiological Institute of the University of Berlin. He was attached to London Hospital in 1909 and 1910. Coleman wrote Hygienic Physiology (1905) and was the coauthor of First Course in Biology (1908). He married Satis Narrona Barton on March 13, 1895, and lived in Corpus Christi until his death, in 1926.


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