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Basil Leroy Sheley

Basil Leroy Sheley, American college dean. Member American Society Engineering Education, Zeta Sigma, Pi Gamma Museum; Club: Aero of New England.


  • Sheley, Basil Leroy was born on July 19, 1918 in Primghar, Iowa, United States. Son of Basil and Clara (Axland) Sheley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Morningside College, 1940. Master of Business Administration, Boston University, 1943.


    • With Interstate Tax Service, Sioux City, Iowa, 1936-1940. Teaching fellow Boston University College Business Administration, 1940-1941, registrar and assistant professor aero. administration, College Industrial Technology, 1950-1955, dean, since 1958. Chief accountant New England Aircraft School, Inc., Boston, 1941-1943, treasurer, director, 1943-1950.

      Director Hopkinton Savings Bank (Massachusetts), since 1957. Director, officer Hopkinton Taxpayers Association, 1953-1956. Chairman Massachusetts aviation education committee Civil Air Patrol, 1955-1956.

      Trustee Hopkinton Public Library, 1954-1961.


    Member American Society Engineering Education, Zeta Sigma, Pi Gamma Museum. Club: Aero of New England.


    • Married Erma Grace Smith, September 7, 1940. Children: Loran LeRoy, Rickman Thomas, Christine Alaine.
    • father: Basil Sheley
    • mother: Clara (Axland) Sheley
    • spouse: Erma Grace Smith
    • children: Loran LeRoy Sheley
    • Rickman Thomas Sheley
    • Christine Alaine Sheley
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    Born July 19, 1918
    Died December 21, 1961
    (aged 43)