David Perdue served as Houston County schools superintendent for 20 years and helped the system evolve into one that now draws parents to the area, Elliott said.
Perdue was the valedictorian of his 1934 Bonaire High School class. Afterward he served in the military before earning a degree from Mercer University. He was principal of Warner Robins High School before leading the entire school system.
During his tenure as superintendent, Perdue created speech, JROTC, gifted and talented, and special education programs. McConnell-Talbert Stadium was built under his direction, Elliott said.
In 1993, David A. Perdue Primary School, located on Sutherlin Drive, opened in his honor.
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