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Daniel Miller MacMaster

Daniel Miller MacMaster was museum official.

Background

  • MacMaster, Daniel Miller was born on February 11, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Daniel Howard and Charlotte Louise (Miller) MacMacMaster.

  • Education

    • Student, Lakeside Press Training School, 1931. Student, University Chicago, 1934. Doctor of Humane Letters, Lincoln College, 1970.

      Doctor of Hebrew Literature, DePaul University, 1978.

    Career

    • Member staff Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, since 1933, acting director, 1950, director, 1951-1972, president, 1968-1978, president emeritus, from 1978, life trustee, from 1968. General manager Chicago R.R. Fair, 1948-1949.

    Works

    • Author: (with others) Exploring the Mysteries of Physics and Chemistry, 1938. Book reviewer. Contributor to newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias.

    Membership

    Member Homewood (Illinois) Board Education, 1945-1949, president, 1948-1949. Member University Illinois Citizen' Advisory Committee, since 1945. Secretary Higher Education Commission Illinois, 1955-1959.

    Director Hyde Park Bank and Trust Company, 1965-1986. United States State Department Specialist to Ireland, Germany, Sweden, 1963. Director Floating Seminar to Greece, 1960.

    Guest museum consultant Federal Republic Germany, 1961, Iran, 1973, 74, 76, Hong Kong, 1978, 89, 90, 91, Singapore, Chili and Peru, 1978, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, 1979, Mexico, 1980, 81, Saudi Arabia, 1981, 82, 84, Columbia, Ecuador and Bolivia, 1983, Taiwan 1986-1990, 92, 94. Member National 4-H Service Committee. Honorary director Chicago Chamber Orchestra Society, president, 1969-1970.

    Board directors Sears Roebuck Foundation, 1970-1973, International College Surgeons Hall of Fame. Member Lincoln Academy Illinois. Honorary trustee University Chicago Cancer Research Foundation.

    Life trustee Adler Planetarium. Director emeritus Monmouth College. Board governors Chicago Heart Association, vice chairman, 1972-1973.

    Founder Scotish Heritage Library., 1999. Fellow Association Science and Technology Centers. Member Kappa Sigma. Clubs: Tavern, Quadrangle, Commercial.

    Connections

    • Married Sylvia Jane Hill, February 22, 1935. Children– Daniel Miller, Jane Irene (Mistress Robert W. Lightell).
    • father: Daniel Howard MacMacMaster
    • mother: Charlotte Louise (Miller) MacMacMaster
    • spouse: Sylvia Jane Hill
    • children: Daniel Miller MacMaster
    • Jane Irene MacMaster (Mistress Robert W. Lightell)
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    Born February 11, 1913
    Died December 26, 2005
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1931
      Lakeside Press Training School
    • 1934
      University Chicago
    • 1970
      Lincoln College
    • 1978
      DePaul University
    • 1950
      Member, staff Museum Science and Industry
      Chicago, Illinois, United States