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Paralegal , business educator

John Allen Rider, II, business educator, paralegal. Certified professional teacher, Tennessee, Iowa. Recipient Meritorious award West Texas Business Teacher, 1970-1974, Outstanding Education Graduate award Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, 1995; named Teacher of Year, District 16 Texas Business Education Association, 1973.


II, John Allen Rider, was born on March 11, 1928 in Gage, Oklahoma, United States. Son of George Henry Rider and Laurenna Agnes Meek.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 1952. Master of Arts, University Wyoming, 1956. Doctor of Education, University Nebraska, 1966.

Postgraduate, University Kentucky.


Court reporter, stenographer United States Navy, 1946-1948. Deputy court clerk, court reporter Ellis County, Oklahoma, 1948-1949. Teacher business Rozel (Kansas) Rural High School, 1952-1953, Norwich (Kansas) High School, 1953-1954, Bluff City (Kansas) High School, 1954-1956.

Instructor Black Hills State College, Spearfish, South Dakota, 1956-1958. Teacher business Balboa (Canal Zone) High School, 1958-1960. Instructor Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, 1958-1960, chair division education, 1962-1964.

Assistant professor Northwestern State College, Alva, Oklahoma, 1962-1963. Teaching assistant University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1963-1964. Head business education program, associate professor University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1966-1970.

Professor West Texas State University, Canyon, 1970-1974. Chair professor occupational education division Coffeyville (Kansas) Community Junior, 1974-1975. Associate professor East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1975-1994, coordinator business education program, 1985-1994.

Retired, 1994

Consultant various business. Board directors Enid Literacy Council, 1996-1998, also tutor.


  • Certified professional teacher, Tennessee, Iowa.


Active Johnson City Literacy Council, vice president/tutor trainer, 1978-1980. Relief worker, registrar Mid-American yearly meeting Friends Church, Wichita, 1981. Consultant yearly meeting North Carolina Society Friends, 1987.

Volunteer Circle of Love Hospice, 1998-2001, Faith Hospice, since 2004. Member National Education Association (life), Association for Career and Technology Education (life), National Bus Education, National Association Teacher Education (life, business and office education), Texas State Education Association, Tennessee Business Education Association (treasurer, president-elect, president, past president, Educator of Year 1986), Southern Business Education, Kiwanis (Johnson City executive board 1975-1980, 92), American Legion (King's Mount post), Sons of the American Revolution (former secretary, president Panhandle-Plains chapter, Texas society), Holt County (Missouri) History Society (charter, life), Lions Club (Pioneer-Pleasant Vale 1997-1998).


  • Other Interests

    Genealogy, history, photography.


Married Audrey Claudine Baker, July 16, 1961. Children: Michelle Renee Rider Brown, John Allen III.

George Henry Rider

Laurenna Agnes Meek

Audrey Claudine Baker

John Allen III

Michelle Renee Rider Brown II