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Burton Wright Marvin

Burton Wright Marvin, American educator.

Background

  • Marvin, Burton Wright was born on December 23, 1913 in Somerville, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Howard and Alma Ethel (Wright) Marvin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Nebraska, 1935. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1937. Doctor Journalism, Southwestern College, 1964.

    Career

    • Reporter, Lincoln (Nebraska) Star, 1935-1936. Reporter, copyreader, assistant city editor, cable editor, telegraph editor Chicago Daily News, 1937-1946. Lecturer Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, 1945-1946, assistant professor, 1946-1947.

      Associate professor Columbia University Graduate School Journalism, 1947-1948. Dean William Allen White School Journalism and Public Information, director William Allen White Foundation, U. Kansas, 1948-1965. Associate general secretary for communication National Council Churches, New York City, 1966-1968.

      Professor journalism Syracuse (New York) U., 1968-1979, director mental health information program, 1968-1971, head religious journalism program, 1969-1979, assistant dean School Public Communications, 1970-1979. Visiting professor Tel Aviv U., 1965-1966. Fulbright lecturer U. Tehran (Iran), 1960-1961.

      Lecturer journalism African-American Institute, summer 1963. Member National Commision on Public Relations and Methodist Information, 1956-1968. Board of directors Laubach Literacy International, Inc., 1970-1979.

      Member interpretation and support conference United States Conference World Council Churches, Inc., 1969-1975. Hitchcock scholar Columbia University Graduate School Journalism, 1936, recipient Alumni Achievement medallion, 1963.

    Membership

    Member National Commision on Public Relations and Methodist Information, 1956-1968. Board of directors Laubach Literacy International, Inc., 1970-1979. Member interpretation and support conference United States Conference World Council Churches, Inc., 1969-1975.

    Hitchcock scholar Columbia University Graduate School Journalism, 1936, recipient Alumni Achievement medallion, 1963. Member American Association Schools and Depts. Journalism (president 1953), Association Education Journalism, American Council Education Journalism (chairman accrediting committee 1956-1960), Kappa Tau Alpha, Sigma Delta Chi, Theta Chi Beta.

    Universalist.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Fiske Medlar, January 15, 1938. Children: Mary (deceased), Charles, Robert, Anne.
    • father: Henry Howard Marvin
    • mother: Alma Ethel (Wright) Marvin
    • spouse: Margaret Fiske Medlar
    • children: Mary Marvin (deceased)
    • Charles Marvin
    • Robert Marvin
    • Anne Marvin
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    Died March 8, 1979
    (aged 65)
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