September 13, 1893 - July 1, 1970
Dr. Henry L. Cain’s “outstanding record in Mexican education has earned his listing in Leaders in American Education, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Latin America, nd Who’s Who in the World. A native of Louisiana, Cain graduated from Louisiana State Normal College, and received his M.A. at Baylor University and did graduate work at Columbia University. In 1940 he received his LL.D. at Centenary College. Prior to moving to Mexico, Dr. Cain taught in public schools in Louisiana and New York state.
In 1926 Dr. Cain entered Mexico to become principal of the high school department of the American School Foundation. The American High School was located on Insurgentes (where Sears Roebuck de Mexico was located). In 1931 the American High School became the first school outside the United States to hold membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Dr. Cain provided the main impetus for the first international high school football game between the United States and Mexico when the American School played Thomas Jefferson of San Antonio.