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Florin Lee Mcdonald

Florin Lee Mcdonald, American educator. Decorated Legion of Merit, Silver Sar, Bronze Star, Purple Heart; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University South Dakot, 1965.


  • Mcdonald, Florin Lee was born on December 8, 1906 in Chamberlain, South Dakota, United States. Son of Lome Angus and Ida (May) Mcdonald.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity South Dakot, 1928, A.M., 1929. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1930. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1937.


    • Held various newspaper positions, 1926-1929. Instructor journalism Eleventh Minnesota Junior College, 1931-1933. Principal Biwabik (Minnesota) High School, 1933-1935.

      Director department journalism Texas State College for Women, 1935-1952. President Lamar State College of Technology, since 1952.


    • Contributor numerous articles to education publications and journalism mags.


    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


    People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.

    Denomination: Methodist


    God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.


    Served as colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member Texas Council State Supported Council (president), American Society Journalism School Adminstrs. (secretary-treasurer 1948-1950), American Association Teachers Journalism, American College Public Relations Association, Council Texas State College and University Presidents (president) Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Tau Theta (nat. vice president 1928).

    Club: Kiwanis (governor Texas-Oklahoma district 1949).


    • Married Evelyn Margaret Olson, June 11, 1929. Children: Colleen Ann, Sally Jane.
    • father: Lome Angus Mcdonald
    • mother: Ida (May) Mcdonald
    • spouse: Evelyn Margaret Olson
    • children: Colleen Ann Mcdonald
    • Sally Jane Mcdonald
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    Died March, 1967
    (aged 60)