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Eugene Stephen Briggs

President , Southeastern Teachers College

Eugene S. BRIGGS, American President, Southeastern Teachers College. Member of State Athletic Association (past secretary, president); Council of Presidents (secretary); Kiamachi Area, Boy Scouts (commander); State Young Men's Christian Association (director); Hi-Y Work Committee (chairman, Oklahoma); Phi Delta Kappa; Kapp.a Delta Pi; Pi Gamma, Museum Clubs: Lions (president, Okmulgee), Lions International (Governor, Third District).

Background

Briggs, Eugene Stephen was born on February 1, 1890 in Howard County, Missouri, United States. Son of Thomas Hale and Susan Almyra (Pyle) Briggs.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1912. Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Missouri, 1917, Master of Arts, 1921. Doctor of Philosophy., Teachers College (Columbia), 1934.

Graduate study U. Iowa, summer 1932.

Career

Teacher Moberly, Missouri, 1912-1913. High school principal at Carrollton, Slater and Trenton, Missouri, 1913-1919. Principal high school, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 1919-1923, scupt. schools, 1925-1928.

President State Teachers College, Durant, Oklahoma, 1928-1933. Director adult education Missouri State Department of Education, 1934-1935. President Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, 1935-1938.

President Phillips U., Enid, Oklahoma, 1938-1961. Professor education, University of Ark, summer 1926, Washington State College, summer 1927. Assistant in teacher-training department Teachers College (Columbia), 1934.

President Oklahoma Motor Club, 1960-1962, National Investors Life Insurance Company, Oklahoma, from 1959. President Investors Equity Corporation, Oklahoma. Vice president, Oklahoma Advisory Committee to Commision on Civil Rights, 1958-1961.

Founder Oklahoma Vocational Guidance Conference, 1929. State chairman Young Men’s Christian Association 1931-1933. Honorary chairman Oklahoma Cancer Fund Drive, 1960-1961.

Member State Correlation Commission (Disciples of Christ) (Executive Committee 1940-1961). Vice president International Convention, Disciples of Christ, 1942-1944. Chairman Salt Plains Council Boy Scouts American, 1940-1943 (member National Council).

Member American Seminar, 1938, 39, 41. Member Committee on Effective Ministry, Disciples of Christ, 1940-1947. Member Oklahoma Coordinating Board, 1940-1942.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with V.M. Pratt) A Finding and Broadening Course in Public Speaking, 1933. Preparation of Secondary Teachers in Teachers Colleges for Guiding and Directing Extra-Class Activities, 1935. Author, editorial page, Lions Magazine, 1948-1949.Editor Phillips U. Bulletin, 1938-1961. Contributor to educational and religious mags.

Membership

Member State Correlation Commission (Disciples of Christ) (Executive Committee 1940-1961). Member American Seminar, 1938, 39, 41. Member Committee on Effective Ministry, Disciples of Christ, 1940-1947.

Member Oklahoma Coordinating Board, 1940-1942. Member of the board of directors Conference of Christians and Jews, 1947-1949. Member Oklahoma College Pres’.

Council, secretary, 1928-1933. Member National Society for Study of Education, S.A.R. (vice president), Blue Key, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Gamma Museum. Member Disciples of Christ.

Mason ( Knights Templar, Shriner). Clubs: Lions (director 1943-1950, international president 1948-1949), Hi-Twelve.

Connections

Married Mary Gentry, August 19, 1914. Children: Stephen Gentry (deceased), Eleanor Sue, William B. Science.

father:
Thomas Hale Briggs

mother:
Susan Almyra (Pyle) Briggs

spouse:
Mary Gentry

children:
Stephen Gentry Briggs (deceased)

Eleanor Sue Briggs

William B. Science Briggs