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Richard Percival Calhoon

Richard Percival Calhoon, American educator. Member Academy Management, American Association of University Professors, National Academy Arbitrators, Eugene Field Society (honorary), Delta Sigma Pi (honorary), Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary).

Background

  • Calhoon, Richard Percival was born on February 3, 1909 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Percival and Elizabeth Cavett (Sigman) Calhoon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Pittsburgh, 1930, A.M., 1932.

    Career

    • Instructor U. Pittsburgh, 1930-1934. Labor administrator NRA, 1934-1935. Referee under Davis-Bacon Act, 1936.

      Assistant to factory manager Ansco Corporation, Binghamton, New York, 1936-1937. Public relations and training director United States Rubber Company, Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1937-1941. Personnel director Kendall Mills, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1941-1946.

      Professor personnel administration U. North Carolina, 1946-1979. Consultant in personnel administration Arbiter American Arbitration Association, Federal Conciliation and Mediation Service, North Carolina Department Labor.

    Works

    • Author: Moving Ahead on Your Job, 1946, Problems in Personal Administration, 1949, (with C.A. Kirkpatrick) Influencing Employee Behavior, 1956, (with E.W. Noland and A.M. Whitehill) Cases on Human Relations in Management, 1958, Managing Personnel, 1963, Cases in Personnel Management and Supervision, 1966, 2d edition., 1971, Personnel Management and Supervision, 1967, Coaching in Supervision, 1974, (2d edition. (with Thomas H. Jerdee), 1981, also research publications, articles.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Academy Management, American Association of University Professors, National Academy Arbitrators, Eugene Field Society (honorary), Delta Sigma Pi (honorary), Beta Gamma Sigma (honorary).

    Connections

    • Married Frances Clark Abercrombie, July 2, 1940. Children: Kathryn, Susan, Carol, Bruce.
    • father: George Percival Calhoon
    • mother: Elizabeth Cavett (Sigman) Calhoon
    • spouse: Frances Clark Abercrombie
    • children: Kathryn Calhoon
    • Susan Calhoon
    • Carol Calhoon
    • Bruce Calhoon
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