Herman D. Search
1908 – 2000
Herman Dickenson Search was born December 15, 1908 in Pittsburgh, Kansas. Following graduation from high school, he attended Fort Hays State College earning his BS in 1933, and his MS in 1939. Herman taught at Hill City HS, Osborne HS and Russell HS. In 1941 he became principal at Russell until 1943 when he entered the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy he was again principal at Russell HS from 1946-48.
During World War II Herman served as an officer and was assigned to the U.S. Navy Air Transport Command in the Admiralty Islands and later at Samar, Philippines.
Herman began his overseas career in the Army schools in Germany as principal of Nurnberg American HS in 1948. Subsequent assignments included:
1949-1951: Principal, Munich American HS, Germany
1951-1952: Regional Superintendent, Frankfurt, Germany
1952-1953: Regional Superintendent, Orleans, France
1953-1958: Chief of Secondary Schools for the Army, Karlsruhe, Germany
1958-1959: Area Superintendent, Paris, France
1959-1966: Area Superintendent, Frankfurt, Germany
1966-1967: Associate Director of Curriculum for DoD, Karlsruhe, Germany
1967-1969: District Superintendent, Karlsruhe, Germany
1969-1979: District Superintendent, Wiesbaden, Germany
1979-1981: Deputy Director, Germany-South, Karlsruhe, Germany
Herman retired from Federal service on Sept. 4, 1981 to Ft. Collins, CO. He had been an active member of Phi Delta Kappa since 1975. In retirement he was a member of the Ft. Collins Optimist Club. Herman passed away on August 28, 2000 and is buried in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Prepared from the archive files submitted by Herman Search.