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Frederic Eaton Merwin

educator

Frederic Eaton Merwin, American educator. Recipient National Merit award American Legion Press Association, 1958. Member New Jersey Press Association, Association Education Journalism, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa Tau Alpha (national president 1952-1954).

Background

Merwin, Frederic Eaton was born on April 27, 1907 in East Palestine, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Lewis and Estella Dora (Meek) Merwin.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1929. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy., 1937.

Career

With East Palestine (O.) Daily Leader, 1922-1929. Reporter Indianapolis Times, 1929. Night bureau manager United Press, Cleveland, 1930.

Telegraph editor Canton (O.) Repository, 1930-1933. Graduate assistant lecturer School Journalism, University of Wisconsin, 1933-1937, assistant professor Syracuse School Journalism, 1937-1940. Manager New York Press Association, 1940.

Professor, director School Journalism, Rutgers University, 1940-1969. President American Association Teachers Journalism, 1944-1946. Assistant chief div. information channel Office Facts and Figures, Washington, 1942.

Works

  • Editor bibliography Journalism Quarterly, 1935-1945. Editor annual Research in Progress for National Council on Journalism Research, 1940-1949, Journalism Series of Rinehart & Company. Member editorial board Journalism Quarterly, Jersey Publisher, 1958.

    Co-editor: The Newspaper and Society, 1942. The Press and Society, 1951.

Religion

The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

Politics

Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

Membership

Member New Jersey Press Association, Association Education Journalism, Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa Tau Alpha (national president 1952-1954).

Connections

Married Jacqueline Olver Schmitt, August 12, 1939. Children: Miles Michael, Frederic Eaton.

father:
Charles Lewis Merwin

mother:
Estella Dora (Meek) Merwin

spouse:
Jacqueline Olver Schmitt

children:
Miles Michael Merwin

Frederic Eaton Merwin