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Tom Ellas Shearer

Tom Ellas Shearer, American educator. Member Iowa Bar Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Iowa History Society, Delta Theta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Shearer, Tom Ellas was born on October 14, 1906 in Cumberland, Iowa, United States. Son of Charles Perry and Edna (Thompson) Shearer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Iowa, 1927, Juris Doctor, 1929. Student New School for Social Research, 1938.

    Career

    • August 1965); 1 son, Cyrus Thompson. File clerk Cleveland Trust Company, 1929. Admitted to Iowa State bar, 1929, and practiced in Eldon, 1929-1930.

      Assistant professor political science Pennsylvania State College, 1930-1934. Editor Tax Service, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York City, 1934-1937, managing editor, 1937-1938, educational director 1938-1939. Salesman, Des Moines, Iowa, 1939-1941, midwest manager, 1941-1942, assistant vice president Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1945-1956.

      Public Iowa Today magazine, 1939. Associate professor economics, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1946, executive vice president, 1946-1947, acting president, 1947-1948, president, 1948-1954. President College Idaho, 1954-1964.

      Director development Center for Study Democratic Institutions, since 1964. Entered United States Army Air Corps, April 1943, discharge as sergeant, 1945.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to technical and professional mags. Author monographs.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Member Iowa Bar Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Iowa History Society, Delta Theta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi. Clubs: Rotary, Farifield Golf. Collector 1st editions of mags.

    Connections

    • Married Vesper N. Spencer, December 1929 (deceased.
    • father: Charles Perry Shearer
    • mother: Edna (Thompson) Shearer
    • spouse: Vesper N. Spencer
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    Born October 14, 1906
    Died October 3, 1965
    (aged 58)
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