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Melvin Watson Hyde

college president.

Melvin Watson Hyde, American college president. Member National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Tau Delta.; Rotarian.

Background

Hyde, Melvin Watson was born on March 17, 1905 in Hazel, South Dakota, United States. Son of Orlow Miner and Anna Lucinda (Watson) Hyde.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Dakota Wesleyan University, 1926. A.M., Columbia, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932. Doctor of Laws, University Evansville, 1968.

Career

Instructor, Parker (South Dakot) High School, then Sioux Falls (South Dakot) High School, 1926-1929. Head department education Dakota Wesleyan University, 1931-1932, dean, 1932-1936. Dean, head department education Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1936-1949.

Assistant president Drake U., Des Moines, 1949-1955. President U. Evansville (Indiana), 1955-1967, president emeritus, 1967-1979. Educational consultant, 1967-1979.

Religion

Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

Politics

The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

Views

Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.

Membership

Member National Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Tau Delta.

Connections

Married Claudia Marie Bray, August 28, 1929. Children: James Stewart, Joanne Marie.

father:
Orlow Miner Hyde

mother:
Anna Lucinda (Watson) Hyde

spouse:
Claudia Marie Bray

children:
James Stewart Hyde

Joanne Marie Hyde