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Allan Edwin Shields

educator , photographer , writer

Allan Edwin Shields, American Writer, photographer, retired educator. Mudd fellow in philosophy University of Southern California, 1948-1949. Board of directors San Diego Symphony. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; Member American Society for Aesthetics (trustee), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (honorary).

Background

Shields, Allan Edwin was born on July 3, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of Richard Edwin and Eloessa (Smith) Shields.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of California-Berkeley, 1941;Master of Arts, University Southern California, 1947;Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1951.

Career

Professor philosophy San Diego State University, 1949-1968, 70-78. Emeritus professor San Diego State College, since 1978. Dean College Humanities and Fine Arts University Northern Iowa, 1968-1970.

Owner, public Jerseydale Ranch Press, 1992-1998. Seasonal ranger naturalist National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, 1955-1960. Freelance writer, photographer, since 1978.

Violinist-violist, frequent recitalist. Member, sometime concertmaster Merced Symphony Orchestra, California, 1979-1991. Founder, with wife, Jerseydale Ranch Press, 1992.

Works

Membership

Board of directors San Diego Symphony. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member American Society for Aesthetics (trustee), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (honorary).

Connections

Married Bernice Clark, August 2, 1941. Children: Allan Oakley, Richard Minter, Larry Michael, Catherine Marie.

father:
Richard Edwin Shields

mother:
Eloessa (Smith) Shields

spouse:
Bernice Clark

children:
Allan Oakley Shields

Richard Minter Shields

Larry Michael Shields

Catherine Marie Shields