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Leland Eugene Derrick

Leland Eugene Derrick, American college dean. Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; Member College English Association (president Texas div. 1958-1959), College Teachers English (director Texas Conference 1956-1959), Association Texas Graduate Schools (president 1961-1962), American Legion.; Mason, Rotarian.

Background

  • Derrick, Leland Eugene was born on April 14, 1901 in Hollis, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Joseph Edward and Ada (Magee) Derrick.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University Texas, 1926, Master of Arts, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1940.

    Career

    • Principal Sherwood (Texas) Public School, 1922-1924, superintendent, 1924-1925. With S.W. Texas State College (new S.W. Texas State University), 1926-1971, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, 1926-1940, Professor of English, 1940-1980, director department, 1954-1958, vice-president and dean Graduate School, to 1971, acting president college, 1968-1969.

    Politics

    When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

    Religion

    The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity or nationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.

    Membership

    Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member College English Association (president Texas div. 1958-1959), College Teachers English (director Texas Conference 1956-1959), Association Texas Graduate Schools (president 1961-1962), American Legion.

    Mason, Rotarian.

    Connections

    • Married Delia May Thomas, April. Children: Leland Eugene, Gus Wilburn.
    • father: Joseph Edward Derrick
    • mother: Ada (Magee) Derrick
    • spouse: Delia May Thomas
    • children: Leland Eugene Derrick
    • Gus Wilburn Derrick
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    Born April 14, 1901
    Died January 3, 1980
    (aged 78)
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