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Orville Selkirk Walters

Orville Selkirk Walters, American medical educator. Fellow American College of Physicians; member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Academy Religion and Mental Health, Christian Medical Society (vice president 1965-1966), American Physiological Society, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.; Rotarian.

Background

  • Walters, Orville Selkirk was born on July 17, 1903 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Frank Simpson and Marjory Pollock (Hynde) Walters.

  • Education

    • A.A., Central College, McPherson, Kansas, 1922. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1927, A.M., 1932. Doctor of Philosophy., 1934.

      Doctor of Medicine St. Saint Louis University, 1939.

    Career

    • Instructor biology Central College, McPherson, 1927-1928, president, 1939-1944. Instructor chemistry Enid High School, 1928-1929. Manager Garber Tool Company (Oklahoma), 1929-1930.

      Instructor physiology U. Kansas, 1930-1934, St. Saint Louis University, 1934-1939. Intern Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Kansas, 1943-1944. Family physician, Buhler, Kansas, 1944-1945, McPherson, 1945-1953.

      Fellow Menninger School Psychiatry, staff psychiatrist Veterans Administration Hospital., Topeka, 1953-1956. Staff psychiatrist Veterans Administration Hospital., Danville, Illinois, lecturer psychology with rank associate professor of University Illinois, 1956-1958, director health services, medical director State Universities Retirement System, professor health science, lecturer psychiatry University of Illinois, Urbana, 1958-1968, research professor health science, lecturer psychiatry, 1968-1971. Assistant medical director for psychiatry Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Illinois, 1971-1974.

      Clinical professor psychiatry Peoria School Medicine, University of Illinois, 1971-1975. Visiting professor Union Biblical Seminary, Yeotmal, India, 1969-1970. Secretary-treasurer, director Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, 1970-1974, president, 1974-1975.

      Director Free Methodist Foundation, University of Illinois, 1958-1971. Chairman of the board of trustees Greenville (Illinois) College, 1957-1964. Director leadership training Free Methodist Church North America, 1937-1959.

      Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Works

    • Editor: Recent Books for Ministers, 1959-1963. Contributor articles to professional and reliqious journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Fellow American College of Physicians. Member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Academy Religion and Mental Health, Christian Medical Society (vice president 1965-1966), American Physiological Society, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Geneva Fern Faley, August 27, 1930. Children: Stanley David, Richard Paul, Margery Jean (Mistress.
    • father: Frank Simpson Walters
    • mother: Marjory Pollock (Hynde) Walters
    • spouse: Geneva Fern Faley
    • children: Stanley David Walters
    • Richard Paul Walters
    • Margery Jean (Mrs Walters
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    Born July 17, 1903
    Died February 16, 1975
    (aged 71)
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