O. Glen Stahl

Dr. O. Glen Stahl was elected a member of the Arlington Board of Education in 1948-1949 and was elected president of the Committee to Preserve Public Schools in 1958. The Committee's goals were to maintain open public schools regardless of decisions about integration and to prevent tuition grants for private education as an alternative to closed public schools. Stahl was the director of the Civil Service Commission Bureau of Progress and Standards. He considered school closings and private alternatives "little short of treason" in the face of the Russian global threat of surpassing the United States in math and science. (Washington Post, July 28, 1958)