Archie Alphonso Alexander

  • Attended a one-room schoolhouse 1-8 grades
  • Attended Jackson State University 9-12 grades and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Economics in 1928 
  • Received Master’s degree in School Administration from Northwestern University
  • First African American male to have high school named for him 
  • Principal of Alexander High School
  • Served 12 years as supervisor of education in the State Department of Education
  • MSU consultant for desegregation of schools 
  • Served on boards/committees of Boy Scouts of America, State Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association, State PTA, Board of Trustees for Hinds Community College and Jackson State Development Association
  • Awards – Elks’ Outstanding Service Award, 1964 Governor’s Merit Award, the Silver Beaver Award for Service, and the YMCA Service Citation
  • 1973 Jackson State Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity
  • Married to Frances M. Alexander
  • Died April, 1995
Archie Alphonso Alexander