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Alden Leslie Powell

Alden Leslie Powell, American educator.


  • Powell, Alden Leslie was born on November 27, 1902 in Rockton, Illinois, United States. Son of Dwight Ephraim and May Agnes (Pollock) Powell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Illinois, 1929, Master of Arts, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934.


    • 1 son, William Mace. Assistant, University of Illinois, 1931-1934, instructor, 1934-1935, visiting professor, summer 1946. Assistant professor, Louisiana State University, 1935-1938, associate professor, 1938-1942, professor since 1942. Visiting professor, U. Arizona, summer 1939.

      Member commission on administrative personnel 10th region, United States Civil Service Commission since 1945.


    • Author: National Taxation of State Instrumentalities, 1936. State and Local Government in Louisiana, 1941. Government in Louisiana, 1943.

      A Primer on Government in Louisiana, 1946. Also numerous articles, principally on economics and history subjects.


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

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.


    Member Southwestern Social Science Association (chairman government section 1937-1938), Southern Political Science Association (Vice-President 1938-1939, executive council 1948-1951), American Legion (associate director boys and girls states, for Louisiana, 1940-1944), American Arbitration Association (volunteer panel of arbitrators since 1948), American Political Science Association (commission on election statistical 1946-1948), American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha.


    • Married Vera Claudia Mace, August 16, 1930.
    • father: Dwight Ephraim Powell
    • mother: May Agnes (Pollock) Powell
    • spouse: Vera Claudia Mace
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    Born November 27, 1902
    Died June 9, 1950
    (aged 47)