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John Royston Coleman, Canadian, American writer. Justice of peace, chairman board civil authority Town of Chester, Vermont, since 1991; producer, director Chester Players Guild, 1991—2009; director Green Mountain Union High School Board, 1995—2010; vice president Southern Windsor United Way, 1997-2003; chairman Reparative Parole Board, Springfield, Vermont, 1997-2006. Lieutenant Royal Canada Navy, Volunteer Reserve, 1943-1946.

Background

Coleman, John Royston was born on June 24, 1921 in Copper Cliff, Ontario, Canada. Son of Richard Mowbray and Mary Irene (Lawson) Coleman. came to the United States, 1946, naturalized, 1954.

Education

Bachelor, University Toronto, 1943. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1950.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Beaver College, 1963. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1968. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Gannon College, 1975.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Manhattanville College, 1975. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Emory and Henry College, 1977. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Green Mountain College, 1984.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Haverford College, 1980. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Elizabethtown College, 1987. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Marlboro College, 1991.

DSL (honorary), University Toronto Victoria College, 1994.

Career

Research associate, University of Chicago, 1947-1949; instructor economics, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1949-1951; assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1951-1955; associate professor, assistant head department economics, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1955-1960; professor, head department economics, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1960-1963; dean division humanities and social science, Carnegie Institute Technology, 1963-1965; associate director economics development and administration, Ford Foundation, 1965-1966; program officer in charge social development, Ford Foundation, 1966-1967; president, Haverford College, Pennsylvania, 1967-1977; president, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York City, 1977-1986; chairman, Coleman Associations Inc., 1985-1997; president, Home Town Press, Inc., since 1995. Chairman, Board Of Directors Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia, 1973-1976. Labor arbitrator, consultant, 1953-1985.

Consultant industrial relations research Ford Foundation in India, 1960-1961. Teacher American Economy Columbia Broadcasting System-television, 1962-1963.

Achievements

  • LL.D. Beaver College, 1963LL.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1968LL.D. Gannon College, 1975L.H.D. Manhattanville College 1975L.H.D. Emory and Henry College, 1977L.H.D. Green Mountain College, 1984D.Litt. Haverford College, 1980D.Litt. Marlboro College, 1991D.S.L. Victoria University, Toronto, 1994.

Works

Membership

Justice of peace, chairman board civil authority Town of Chester, Vermont, since 1991. Producer, director Chester Players Guild, 1991—2009. Director Green Mountain Union High School Board, 1995—2010.

Vice president Southern Windsor United Way, 1997-2003. Chairman Reparative Parole Board, Springfield, Vermont, 1997-2006. Lieutenant Royal Canada Navy, Volunteer Reserve, 1943-1946.

Connections

Married Mary N. Irwin, Oct.1, 1943 (divorced 1966). Children: John M., Nancy J., Patty A., Stephen W.

father:
Richard Mowbray Coleman

mother:
Mary Irene (Lawson) Coleman

spouse:
Mary N. Irwin

children:
Stephen W. Coleman

Nancy J. Coleman

Patty A. Coleman

John M. Coleman