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T.F. Birmingham & Wylie ISD History

1901Helped found the Wylie Independent School District - Mr. Thomas Franklin "Frank" Birmingham, Mr. George Washington Housewright, & Mr. James Caleb Stone. Mr. Birmingham became a member of Wylie ISD School Board and the first President of the Board.

1902Organized the first bond election to build a new school building.

1937Purchased the land and donated the funds for a manual trades building including outfitting it with tools. Purchased the land and donated funds for a cafeteria and home economics building.

1940On November 19th, 1940, Frank & Hattie Birmingham founded the Franklin Ovid Birmingham Memorial Land Trust (Birmingham Trust) - Frank & Hattie conveyed seven tracts of land totaling around 738 acres as a memorial to their son who died October 9, 1911. Any moneys created would go to the Wylie I.S.D. to enhance such existing programs as Manual Training and Domestic Economy.

1947On March the 20th, 1947, Frank Birmingham founded the "Miss Pearl Birmingham Thousand Dollar Scholarship." This scholarship was established to comply with the request of his sister, Pearl, with funds from her estate.

1948Donated $100,000 to build a new high school that was later named in his honor.

1950On August the 5th, 1950, Frank & Hattie donated an additional two tracts of land totaling 168 acres to the Birmingham Trust to create a second Trust to enhance existing programs such as Advanced American History and Advanced Chemistry.

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