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Dwayne Orton

educator , editor

Dwayne Orton, Canadian educator, editor. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Redlands, 1962; George Washington Honor medal Freedoms Foundation, Wallace Clark award in international management.


Orton, Dwayne was born on May 6, 1903 in Port Hope, Canada. Son of Arthur and Frances May (Nease) Orton.


Father naturalized United States citizen). Bachelor of Arts, University of Redlands, 1926, Doctor of Laws, 1944. A.M., College of the Pacific, 1933.

Graduate studies, Newton-Andover Seminary, 1927-1928. University of California, 1931, 1939, 1941. University of Southern California, 1938.

Doctor of Laws, Tusculum College, 1948, St. Lawrence University, 1953. Doctor of Humane Letters, Clarkson College of Technology, 1956. Doctor of Civil Law, Nasson College, Doctor of Commercial Science, Pace College, 1958.

Doctor of Literature, U. Tampa, 1960, Western New England College, 1963. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Pratt Institute, 1971.


Mech. engineering draftsman, Union Tool Company, 1920-1922. Instructor Baylor College, Belton, Texas, 1926-1929. Assistant professor College of the Pacific, Stockton, California, 1929-1933, associate professor and director chapel, 1930-1935.

Director Junior College, College of the Pacific, 1933-1934. Dean, General College, College Pacific, 1934-1936. President Stockton (California) College, 1936-1942.

Director education International Business Machines Corporation, 1942-1954, educational consultant, editor Think Magazine, 1954-1964, educational consultant, chairman editorial board, 1964-1971. Professorial lecturer University of Santa Clara. National council Student Christian Association, 1930.

Associate Edward W. Hazen Foundation, 1933-1939. Member commission on guidance 1947-1950). California State Committee on Needs of Post-High School Youth, 1939-1941.

Member State Council New York.A. for California, 1941. Member national committee student div., Young Men’s Christian Association, 1957-1959. New York State Citizens Council, 1944-1950.

Consultant C.A.A., 1941-1943, United States Air Force, 1952-1953. Assistant Administrator, Federal Civil Defense Administration, 1951. President Council for International Progress in Management, 1957-1960, chairman, 1960-1963, United States representative to International Management Council, 1957-1971.


Member National Council Churches Commission Church and Economics Life, 1961-1971, vice chairman church executive development board Board of directors Freedom House. Member Society Advancement Management, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Alpha, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Nu. Clubs: Commonwealth (San Francisco).


Married Edna Marie Olson, Setpember 11, 1926. Children: Jean E. (Hilchey), Nancy M. (Littauer), Lawrence Dwayne.

Arthur Orton

Frances May (Nease) Orton

Edna Marie Olson

Jean E. Orton (Hilchey)

Nancy M. Orton (Littauer)

Lawrence Dwayne Orton