Edwin Puls, educator,
was born at Buffalo, New York, August 27, 1885. He is the son of
Ferdinand Henry Puls, noted newspaper man and ornithologist, who was
born at Buffalo, October 7, 1843, and died there January 25, 1926.
Ferdinand Puls married Clara Bocckmann, also a native of Buffalo, born
in 1853, who died there in August, 1918.
On completion of his preliminary education, Edwin Puls was graduated
from Masten Park High School at Buffalo; he received a B. O. degree at
the Buffalo School of Speech Arts, and an M. O. from Valpariso
University) where he was president of his senior class and active in
dramatics. He also received a letter in track from that university. Mr.
Pals attended Cornell University and Keuka College.
His teaching career has covered positions as professor at Bellevue
College, Central High School, the Young Men's Christian Association, the
Young Men's Hebrew Association, the Knights of Columbus, the American
Banking Institute, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Ad-Sell League,
the Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Creighton University, of which
last he is assistant professor of speech.
Mr. Puls was married to Lucile Tully at Charleston, West Virginia, on
July 15, 1918. Mrs. Puls was born at Divide, West Virginia, February 28,
1891. Their son, Rodney, died January 11, 1922, at the age of fourteen
months. They have a daughter, Virginia Maurine, born January 27, 1923.
Professor Puls is the author of a pocket manual of speech education,
Personal Power Through Expression, and an article Speech Training for
Business Men, which appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech.
He is a member of the Omaha Young Men's Christian Association, and
during the World War was a Y worker at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas;
a three minute speaker and physical director in the Students Army
Training Corps. He is a member of the Bellevue Parent Teachers'
Association, and the Bellevue Men's Club, of which he was president from
1926-28. He attends Bellevue Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the
National Association of Teachers of Speech. His sports are hiking and
handball, and his hobby is his men's Bible class. Residence: Bellevue.