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Melvin Watson Hyde

Melvin Watson Hyde, American college president. Member National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Tau Delta.; Rotarian.

Background

  • Hyde, Melvin Watson was born on March 17, 1905 in Hazel, South Dakota, United States. Son of Orlow Miner and Anna Lucinda (Watson) Hyde.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Dakota Wesleyan University, 1926. A.M., Columbia, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932. Doctor of Laws, University Evansville, 1968.

    Career

    • Instructor, Parker (South Dakot) High School, then Sioux Falls (South Dakot) High School, 1926-1929. Head department education Dakota Wesleyan University, 1931-1932, dean, 1932-1936. Dean, head department education Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1936-1949.

      Assistant president Drake U., Des Moines, 1949-1955. President U. Evansville (Indiana), 1955-1967, president emeritus, 1967-1979. Educational consultant, 1967-1979.

    Politics

    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

    Membership

    Member National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Tau Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Claudia Marie Bray, August 28, 1929. Children: James Stewart, Joanne Marie.
    • father: Orlow Miner Hyde
    • mother: Anna Lucinda (Watson) Hyde
    • spouse: Claudia Marie Bray
    • children: James Stewart Hyde
    • Joanne Marie Hyde
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    Died December 2, 1979
    (aged 74)
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