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Alva Ray Sims

Alva Ray Sims, American college dean.


  • Sims, Alva Ray was born on May 9, 1909 in Urania, Louisiana, United States. Son of Walter H. and Annie Elizabeth (Rogers) Sims.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Hardin Simmons U., 1928. Postgraduate Texas College Arts and Industries. Master of Sciences, University Houston, 1949.


    • Teacher, administrator Texas public schools, 1930-1941. Director training Reed Roller Bit Company, Houston, 1941-1945. Training adviser War Manpower Commission, 1945.

      Dean College Technology, U. Houston, since 1946.


    Member Task Force on Technology Institute Curricula President’ Committee Sciences and Engineers, since 1956. Member survey staff Oregon Survey Vocational-Technology Education Technology education consultant to Government of India, 1963. Member American Society Engineering Education (regional chairman nat. survey Technology Institute Education, 1957-1958, vice chairman Technology Institute div.

    1957-1959, chairman Technology Institute div. 1919-1961), Texas Teachers Association.


    • Married Frances Bernice Holchak, August 27, 1936. Children: Alva Ray, Martha Ann, Sally Sue.
    • father: Walter H. Sims
    • mother: Annie Elizabeth (Rogers) Sims
    • spouse: Frances Bernice Holchak
    • children: Alva Ray Sims
    • Martha Ann Sims
    • Sally Sue Sims
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    Died July 23, 1964
    (aged 55)