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John Oswald Danielson

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John Oswald Danielson, American university official.


Danielson, John Oswald was born on July 2, 1913 in Park Rapids, Minnesota, United States. Son of John Otto and Mary (Quinlivan) Danielson.


Bachelor of Science, Wisconsin State College, Superior, 1940. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1942, postgraduate, 1947, 50-51, 52.


Graduate assistant University of Wisconsin, 1940-1942. Civil service United States Navy, 1942-1943. Professor mathematics University of Wisconsin, Superior, 1946-1955, department chairman mathematics, 1955-1957, dean instruction 1957-1962, executive vice president, 1962-1972, vice chancellor, 1972-1978, vice chancellor emeritus, 1978-1985.

Chairman Wisconsin Engineering Education Improvement Committee, 1967. Past president Wisconsin Advisory Committee Extension Programs. Past vice chairman Wisconsin Planning Committee Education Beyond High School.

Past member Wisconsin Higher Education Committee on Inter-institutional Cooperation. President Superior Association Commerce, 1963-1964. President Holy Family Hospital, Superior, 1969-1971.

Past board directors N. Wisconsin Areawide Comprehensive Health Planning Organisation. Board directors, vice president U. Wisconsin-Superior Foundation. Board directors, member Executive Committee Health Service Agency of Western Lake Superior.


Served from ensign to Lieutenant (senior grade), United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Society Instrnl. and Applied Mathematics, Wisconsin Academy Arts and Sciences, Mathematics Association American, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Wisconsin Education Association, Lake Superior Ednl. Association, Superior History Society (past vice president), Pi Mu Epsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, Fex Fraternity, Sigma Pi Sigma.

Club: Optimists (director Superior 1957-1959, past president.


Married Phyllis G. Strong, September 19, 1942. 1 child, Rosannah Mary.

John Otto Danielson

Mary (Quinlivan) Danielson

Phyllis G. Strong

Rosannah Mary Danielson