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Roscoe Simmons Cate

Roscoe Simmons Cate, American university executive. Member Central Association of College and University Business Officers (president, 1956-1957), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma.

Background

  • Cate, Roscoe Simmons was born on January 16, 1906 in McAlester, Indian Terrace. Son of Roscoe Simmons and Martha Annette (Griffin) Cate.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1926.

    Career

    • City editor, Muskogee (Oklahoma) Phoenix, 1926-1927. Assistant city editor and makeup editor, Daily Oklahoman, 1928-1929. City editor, Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript, 1929-1936.

      Editor-manager alumni publications of University of Oklahoma, 1936-1942. Acting alumni executive secretary and manager Student Union, University of Oklahoma, 1942-1944, assistant to president in charge of finances, 1942-1947, financial vice president, 1947-1950, vice-president and business manager since 1950.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Central Association of College and University Business Officers (president, 1956-1957), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma. Clubs: Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Ethel Frances Mitchell, July 8, 1934. Children: Thomas Mitchell, Byron Lee, John Griffin.
    • father: Roscoe Simmons Cate
    • mother: Martha Annette (Griffin) Cate
    • spouse: Ethel Frances Mitchell
    • children: Thomas Mitchell Cate
    • Byron Lee Cate
    • John Griffin Cate
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    Born January 16, 1906
    Died January 19, 1960
    (aged 54)
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