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philanthropic foundation executive , writer

Homer Earl Dowdy, American writer, retired philanthropic foundation executive. Named Young Man of Year, Flint Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1957.


Dowdy, Homer Earl was born on July 16, 1922 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Son of Homer G. and Gladys A. (Russell) Dowdy.


Bachelor, Wheaton College, 1947;DPS (honorary), University Maryland., 1982.


Reporter, editor, The Milepost, Ames, Iowa., 1947-1948;reporter, editor, The Flint Journal, 1948-1962;project director, senior vice president, Christian Science Mott Foundation, Flint, 1963-1982;executive vice president, Food for the Hungry International, Geneva, 1982-1987. Chairman of the executive committee National Recreation and Parks Association, Washington, 1974-1975.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (biography) Christ's Witchdoctor, 1963, (fiction) Loving Luddy, 1997.


Founder Genesee County (Michigan) Park Systems, 1966. Member Genessee County Parks and Recreation Commission, Flint, 1966-1981, also president. Founding member Flint Institute Music, 1966.

Founding member Genesee Community Development Conference, 1963. Church officer, Flint, 1950-1982. Master sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, PTO.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, jogging.


Married Nancy Elizabeth Showalter, June 14, 1947. Children: Peggy Dowdy Denning, Rebecca Dowdy Johnson, Barbara Dowdy Wills, David, Jennifer Dowdy Rasmussen, Susan Dowdy Dix.

Homer G. Dowdy

Gladys A. (Russell) Dowdy

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David Dowdy

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