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Glenn Dean Shirley, American writer. Recipient Oklahoma Literary Endeavor award, 1960, American's Star award United States Marshal Service, 1989, Professional Writing award University Oklahoma, 1990; inducted into Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, 1981, Oklahoma Professional Writers Hall of Fame, 1992.

Background

Shirley, Glenn Dean was born on December 9, 1916 in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Ellis Dean and Effie Teresa (Knorr) Shirley.

Education

Diploma, Institute for Advanced Study School Criminology, 1937. Diploma, New York Institute Photography, 1941. Diploma, International Criminologist School, Seattle, 1948.

Diploma, Delehanty Institute, 1949. Diploma, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, LaSalle University, Chicago, 1940.

Career

Captain, assistant chief, Stillwater Police Department, (Oklahoma), 1936-1957;criminal deputy, Payne County Sheriff' General’ s Office, 1957-1959;assistant chief security, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1959-1969;publications specialist, assistant director, Oklahoma State University Press, 1969-1979;retired, Oklahoma State University Press, 1980;freelance writer, Stillwater, since 1980;now history consultant, Western Publs., public True West, Old West magazines, Stillwaterlecturer in field.

Works

Membership

Member Oklahoma Writers Federation (past president, life member), Indian Territory Posse Westerners (past president), Western Writers American, Western History Association, National Association Outlaw and Lawman History, Oklahoma Heritage Association, Institute Great Plains, Associates Western History Collections (trustee), National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Associates of Western History Collections of the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State History Society, Kansas State History Society, Montana State History Society.

Connections

Married Carrie Mabel Jacob, 1946. Children: Glenda Lea, Kenneth Ellis.

father:
Ellis Dean Shirley

mother:
Effie Teresa (Knorr) Shirley

spouse:
Carrie Mabel Jacob

child:
Glenda Lea Shirley

child:
Kenneth Ellis Shirley