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Edward Lester Morrison

Edward Lester Morrison, American college administrator. member high school inspection div. Oklahoma State Department Education, 1929-1930; member region 12 Farm Security Advisory Committee, 1939-1944; member State board; Member President’ Committee on Employment Physically Handicapped.; Served in the United States Army, 1918.; Member American Legion, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi.; Mason, Rotarian.

Background

  • Morrison, Edward Lester was born on August 15, 1900 in Neoga, Illinois, United States. Son of Wiley L. and Imogene (Swengle) Morrison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma A. and M. College, 1925, Master of Science, 1930. Student Yale, 1931.

    Career

    • ; 1 son, Michael. Rural Oklahoma school teacher, 1919-1922. Business manager, Oklahoma A. and M. College Stadium Corporation, 1925-1926.

      Principal Weturmka (Oklahoma) Consolidated Public Schools, 1926-1929. Member high school inspection div. Oklahoma State Department Education, 1929-1930.

      Chief high school inspector for Oklahoma also chairman State Committee, North Central Association Secondary Schools, 1931-1932. Finance director, department of public schools, Federal Emergency Ednl. Programs for short term schools, 1932-1934.

      Assistant director National Youth Administration for Oklahoma, 1935-1936. President Panhandle A. and M. College, Goodwell, Oklahoma, 1936-1944. Director Oklahoma Education Association, 1936-1944.

      Member region 12 Farm Security Advisory Committee, 1939-1944. Member State board Teacher Retirement System, 1943-1944. State director Oklahoma Statewide Tree Planting Program, 1944.

      Member St. Mary Soil Conservation District, since 1946. Board directors St. Mary Sugar Cane Cooperative Mill. Contact committee member American Sugar Cane League, since 1946.

      Director housing, Oklahoma A. and M. College, since 1946, also director auxiliary enterprises university. Agricultural survey director Foreign Development Corporation to Eastern Africa and Ethiopia, 1952.

    Politics

    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

    Religion

    Everyone needs salvation. Everyone can reach salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Membership

    Member high school inspection div. Oklahoma State Department Education, 1929-1930. Member region 12 Farm Security Advisory Committee, 1939-1944.

    Member State board; Member President’ Committee on Employment Physically Handicapped. Served in the United States Army, 1918. Member American Legion, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi.

    Mason, Rotarian.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Howe, August 2, 1928 (deceased.
    • father: Wiley L. Morrison
    • mother: Imogene (Swengle) Morrison
    • spouse: Helen Howe
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    Born August 15, 1900
    Died October 14, 1961
    (aged 61)
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