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Maurice Irwin Carlson

Maurice Irwin Carlson, emeritus educator, editor. member English and Greek faculties University Texas, Arlington, since 1966, editor Arlington Quarterly, since 1967; Member Dallas Forum, Texas Bureau Economic Understanding (president 1971).

Background

  • Carlson, Maurice Irwin was born on July 26, 1914 in Fulton, Kentucky, United States. Son of Peter Arvid and Della Elizabeth (Irwin) Carlson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts with honors, Southwestern College, Memphis, 1936. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1937. Postgraduate Brown University, Louisiana State University, 1938-1939.

    Career

    • Agent, branch manager Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company, Memphis, New Orleans, field supervisor, Washington, 1941-1947. Manager North Texas department Reliance Life Insurance Company Pittsburgh, Dallas, then superintendent agencies, Pittsburgh, 1947-1951. Vice president Universal Life and Accident Insurance Company, Dallas, 1951-1959.

      With Life Insurance Company North America, Texas, 1959. President, director Reliance Life and Accident Insurance Company American, Dallas, 1959-1965. Member English and Greek faculties University Texas, Arlington, since 1966, editor Arlington Quarterly, since 1967.

      Guest lecturer Southern Methodist University, University Texas, Arlington. A founder weekly newspaper Hudkins Journal (now Dallas County Journal), 1962. General chairman Dallas County Cancer Crusade, 1954, Dallas County chapter National Kidney Disease Foundation, 1960.

      Organizer Greater Dallas Citizens Committee for Old-Time Celebration American Indiana Day, 1961, chairman advisory board, 1961-1967. President Bible class Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas, 1977. Chairman advisory board Operation LIFT, 1962-1965.

      President Dads' Club Southern Methodist University, 1963-1964. Executive vice president Dallas American Revolution Bicentennial Corporation, 1975-1976. Chairman Dallas County Republican Executive Committee, 1958-1960.

      Co-founder Dallas Charter League, 1961, executive committee, 1961-1965, president, 1965. Board directors Dallas Council on World Affairs, also 1st vice president, chairman executive committee, 1977. Board directors Dallas United Nations Association United States Chartered Life Underwriter.

    Works

    • Author: Aubrey Beardsley: A Study in Decadence, 1937. Book reviewer Dallas Times-Herald, since 1950.

    Membership

    Member English and Greek faculties University Texas, Arlington, since 1966, editor Arlington Quarterly, since 1967. Member Dallas Forum, Texas Bureau Economic Understanding (president 1971).

    Connections

    • Married Martha Elizabeth Deniger, January 13, 1939. Children– Martha Ann, Martha Elizabeth Carlson Crain.
    • father: Peter Arvid Carlson
    • mother: Della Elizabeth (Irwin) Carlson
    • spouse: Martha Elizabeth Deniger
    • children: Martha Ann Carlson
    • Martha Elizabeth Carlson Crain Carlson
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    Born July 26, 1914
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