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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1866 in Waubeka, Wisconsin,


Illinois Connection

Cigrand practiced dentistry in Chicago, Batavia, and Aurora, and was the third dean of Columbian Dental College, now the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, serving in that post from 1903 to 1906.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bernard J. Cigrand was a grade school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin, in 1885. He held the first recognized formal observance of Flag Day at Stony Hill School in Waubeka and is known as the The Father of Flag Day.

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