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J. Meredith Neil, American historian. Board directors KTWO Community Advisory Board, Casper, 1984-1985, Boise Allied Arts Council, 1975-1976, Idaho Historic Sites Review Board, 1974-1979; member Wyoming Council Arts, 1985-1989; member Boise City Historic Preservation Commission, 1997—2002. Member Morey's Club (New Haven).

Background

Neil, J. Meredith was born on June 2, 1937 in Boise, Idaho, United States. Son of Carl Hurst and Ellen Addie (Hurt) Neil.

Education

AB, Yale University, 1959. Master of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University, 1966.

Career

Assistant professor history Sam Houston State College, Huntsville, Texas, 1966-1967. Associate professor American studies University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1967-1972. Executive director Idaho Bicentennial Commission, Boise, 1972-1976.

Guest lecturer art history University Victoria, British Columbia, 1976-1977. City conservator Seattle, 1978-1981. Director Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming, 1983-1989.

Realtor White-Riedel & Company, Boise, Idaho, 1992—2000.

Works

Religion

The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

Politics

People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.

Views

All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.

Membership

Board directors KTWO Community Advisory Board, Casper, 1984-1985, Boise Allied Arts Council, 1975-1976, Idaho Historic Sites Review Board, 1974-1979. Member Wyoming Council Arts, 1985-1989. Member Boise City Historic Preservation Commission, 1997—2002.

Member Morey's Club (New Haven).

Connections

Married Virginia Mary Bivens, August 16, 1958 (divorced July 1992). Children: John-Marcus Moore.

father:
Carl Hurst Neil

mother:
Ellen Addie (Hurt) Neil

spouse:
Virginia Mary Bivens

child:
John-Marcus Moore Neil