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Name: Rhode Island. Commissioner of Public Schools (1845-1870)

Historical Note: The Commissioner of Public Schools was created by the Barnard school act which was passed, after discussion and amendment, in 1845, and went into effect after the October session in that year.  The act prescribed the appointment of a Commissioner of Public Schools by the Governor, at a compensation to be fixed by the General Assembly.  In 1870 the State Board of Education was established.

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