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Oliver Samuel Ikenberry

Oliver Samuel Ikenberry, American educator. Recipient citation of merit for distinguished service McPherson College, 1969; named Kentucky colonel, 1967.


  • Ikenberry, Oliver Samuel was born on January 6, 1908 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Jacob and Edith (Stauffer) Ikenberry.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, McPherson College, 1929. A.M., Colorado State College Education, 1932, Doctor of Education, 1941. Postgraduate Columbia University, 1935-1936.


    • Superintendent schools, Haswell, Colorado, 1930-1933. Principal Union High School, Lamar, Colorado, 1933-1937. Principal schools, Delta, Colorado, 1937-1941.

      Extension instructor Colorado State College Education, 1933-1936, Western State College Colorado, 1937-1941. Dean college, professor education Salem (West Virginia) College, 1941-1947. Professor education West Virginia University, summers, 1946, 47.

      President Shepherd State College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 1947-1968, president emeritus, 1968-1978. With Institute Education, University of Oxford, 1968-1969. Professor education emeritus George Peabody College, Nashville, 1969-1975.

      Advisory director Potomac Edison Company of West Virginia, 1952-1968. Coordinator Civil aeronautics Administration War Service for Salem College and Armed Services representative, 1941-1944. President West Virginia council State College and University President’s, 1954-1956, Colorado Association Classroom Leaders Western Division, 1938.

      Colorado Association Secondary School Prins., 1939-1940, Cooperative Research Association, Colorado State College, 1941, Association Higher Education West Virginia, 1946. Representative American Association Colls. for Teacher Education to American Council Education, 1956-1959. Member West Virginia White House Conference on Education, 1956-1959, 66-69.

      Member Government's Advisory Committee on Mental Health, 1964-1968. Higher education consultant United States Office Education, 1966-1970. Rep to World Conference on Orgns.

      Teaching Profession, Kingston, Jamaica, 1971.


    • Author: Comparative Inequalities in Educational Finance, 1932. Economic Factors Affecting Education in an Agricultural Community, 1939. Leisure Activities in a Community, 1941.

      Health, Government, Education and Religion in a Community, 1941. (textbook) American Education Foundations: An Introduction, 1974. Also articles educational journals.

      Editor The Colorado Clearing House Bulletin, 1938-1940.


    Member American Association Higher Education, National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, West Virginia Council State College and University President’s (president 1954), American Association State Colleges Universities (state representative 1966-1968), West Virginia Academy Science, West Virginia Association College President’s (secretary), West Virginia Intercoll. Athletic Association (secretary-treasurer 1952-1955), Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Nashville Public Library (president 1975-1977), United Nations of Nashville (director 1973-1978), Phi Delta Kappa (vice president 1971, faculty sponsor 1972-1975), Kappa Delta Pi. Clubs: Rotary (president 1951).


    • Married Margaret Moulton, June 11, 1933. Children: Stanley, Betty, Jane.
    • father: Jacob Ikenberry
    • mother: Edith (Stauffer) Ikenberry
    • spouse: Margaret Moulton
    • children: Stanley Ikenberry
    • Betty Ikenberry
    • Jane Ikenberry
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    Born January 6, 1908
    Died April 2, 1978
    (aged 70)