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Richard Torrence Parsons

Richard Torrence Parsons, American college president. Served as coordinator United States Navy V-5 program, Lock Haven State College, 1942-1945.; Member Government's Priorities Commission, 1969.; Member Pennsylvania Association Colleges Universities (president 1968-1969,; Club: Rotary (president 1947.

Background

  • Parsons, Richard Torrence was born on July 11, 1909 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Irvin Torrence and Louise (Schreffler) Parsons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State Teachers College, 1931. Master of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1935, Doctor of Education, 1940. Student of University of Southern California, 1938.

    Career

    • Teacher high school, Pt. Marion, Fayette City (Pennsylvania), 1931-1935. Instructor Lock Haven State College, supervisor laboratory school, 1935-1938, dean of men, 1938-1942, president, 1942-1983.

    Works

    • Author: Study of Backgrounds and Vocatnl. Interests of 1000 Students Attending State Teacher Colleges in Pennsylvania, 1940.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Served as coordinator United States Navy V-5 program, Lock Haven State College, 1942-1945. Member Government's Priorities Commission, 1969. Member Pennsylvania Association Colleges Universities (president 1968-1969.

    Club: Rotary (president 1947.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Beman, August 23, 1937. Children: Torrence Douglas, Richard Lance.
    • father: Irvin Torrence Parsons
    • mother: Louise (Schreffler) Parsons
    • spouse: Janet Beman
    • children: Torrence Douglas Parsons
    • Richard Lance Parsons
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    Died October 4, 1983
    (aged 74)
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