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Glenn O. Balch

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Glenn O. Balch, American Author. Recipient George Washington Memorial awards Freedoms Foundation, 1954, 56, 57, Recognition award for contribution to Idaho children Idaho Library. Association,1989; featured in Idaho Authors Rm. Boise Public Library. Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations.

Background

Balch, Glenn O. was born on December 11, 1902 in Venus, Texas, United States. Son of Glenn Olin and Edith (Garrison) Balch.

Education

Student, North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, 1921-1923;student, University Texas, 1923-1924;Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, 1924;postgraduate, Columbia, 1937.

Career

Bank clerk, 1923-1924. Forest ranger United States Forestry Service, 1924. Newspaper reporter, traveling correspondent Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, 1926-1929.

Free-lance magazine writer and publicity, from 1929. Assistant to the United States Sen. John Thomas (Idaho) prior to W.W. World War II.

Works

Membership

Served lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations.

Connections

Son of Glenn Olin and Edith (Garrison) B. M. Faula Mashburn (divorced 1935). 1 daughter, Betty Lou.

M. Elise Kendall, May 15, 1937. Children– Lynne Kendall, Mary, Olin.

father:
Glenn Olin Balch

mother:
Edith (Garrison) Balch

children:
Lynne Kendall Balch

Mary Balch

Olin Balch