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Richard Lamar Rowan

Richard Lamar Rowan, business management educator. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award, Birmingham-Southern College, 2000. Member personnel committee Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, 1966-1968. Served with Transportation Corps United States Army, 1953-1956. Member Industrial Relations Research Association (secretary Philadelphia 1964-1965), Academy International Business.

Background

  • Rowan, Richard Lamar was born on July 10, 1931 in Guntersville, Alabama, United States. Son of Leon Virgle and Mae (Williamson) Rowan.

  • Education

    • AB, Birmingham-Southern College, 1953. Postgraduate, Auburn University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1961.

    Career

    • Instructor Auburn (Alabama) University, 1956-1957, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1958-1959, 60-61. Lecturer University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1961-1962, assistant professor, 1962-1966, associate professor industry, 1966-1973, professor industry, 1973—1997. Director industrial research unit, 1989-1991.

      Co-director Center for Human Resources, 1991-1997. Visitor to Faculty Economics and Politics Cambridge (England) University, 1972. Private sector advisor United States Department State Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, Organization of European Cooperation and Development, 1982-1989.

      Chairman Labor Relations Council, 1985-1997.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member personnel committee Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, 1966-1968. Served with Transportation Corps United States Army, 1953-1956. Member Industrial Relations Research Association (secretary Philadelphia 1964-1965), Academy International Business.

    Connections

    • Married Marilyn Walker, August 3, 1963. Children: John Richard, Jennifer Walker.
    • father: Leon Virgle Rowan
    • mother: Mae (Williamson) Rowan
    • spouse: Marilyn Walker
    • children: John Richard Rowan
    • Jennifer Walker Rowan
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    Died March 1, 2008
    (aged 76)
    Nationality
    • 1953
      Birmingham-So. College
    • 1957
      Auburn University
    • 1961
      University North Carolina
    • 1956 - 1957
      Instructor, Auburn (Alabama) University
    • 1958 - 1959
      Instructor, Auburn (Alabama) University
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      lecturer, University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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