Successor To Burke Chosen
WED ADR 26 1950 Governor Appoints Miss Sara Robinson
(News Lansing Bureau) LANSING- A Detroit public school principal, a woman, was appointed today by Gov. Williams to fill the post on the State Civil Service Commission vacated by George J. Burke, Ann Arbor attorney.
The governor's appointee is Miss! Sara Agatha Robinson, 56, principal of Jefferson Intermediate School in Detroit, and an authority on occupational guidance. | Burke resigned April 17 from the merit board after bitterly protesting criticism of Civil Service Commission policies. Is A Democrat
Miss Robinson, like Burke, is a Democrat, although she has held no party offices. The non-partisan board traditionally is composed of two Republicans and two Democrats.
In announcing the appointment, Gov. Williams said he was "happy to be able to name an outstanding woman educator to the commission. The commission should have a woman member in view of the large number of women employed in the state civil service.”
Miss Robinson is the author of a textbook on occupational guidance used in the Detroit schools and is a past president of the Vocational Guidance Association. Got Degree Here
She was a member of the now defunct State Juvenile Institution Commission and participated in the campaign to make the superintendency of the Boys Vocational School at Lansing a civil service position.
A native of South Haven, she received a bachelor of science degree in 1915 from Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti. She received a master of arts degree from the University of Michigan in (1930. She also studied at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and Wilson College for Women in Pennsylvania.
Burke resigned from the non salaried post in a protest against criticism levelled at the commission for its stand in the “Kunzig affair."
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