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Merle Charles Prunty


Merle Charles Prunty, American educator. award, 1953; awards com.


Prunty, Merle Charles was born on March 2, 1917 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Son of Merle Charles and Emma Mae (Holliday) Prunty.


Graduate assistant.


Research fellow, 1961-1962. Recipient citation meritorious research contributions Association American Geographers, 1963, field research award, 1953.


  • Gulf South Central States (Know Your America Program)

    (Gulf South Central States (Know Your America Program) [Jr...)

  • Contributor articles to professional journals, several textbooks.Conservation to Ednl. Testing Service, 1964-1969. Consultant President’s Committee Equal Employment Opportunity, 1961-1964.United States nat. delegate 20th International Geography Congress, London, 1964. Co-chairman 5th National Conference Fire Ecology, Tall Timbers Foundation, 1965.


Member of advisory board United States Air Force Air U. Library, 1950-1956, vice chairman, 1951, chairman, 1952. Served as Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946. Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1957-1958.

Member American Geography Society, Association American Geographers (chairman. Membership and credentials committee 1953-1954, chairman advising committee to Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps 1954, chairman honors and awards committee 1959-1960, Executive Committee 1953-1955, 67-69, nat. program committee 1958, chairman research grants committee 1962-1963, S.E. div. Member Executive Committee 1947-1969, president 1953-1955, honorary life.


Married Eugenia Wyatt, June 3, 1939. Children: Mary Merle, Eugene Wyatt, Florence Holliday.

Merle Charles Prunty

Emma Mae (Holliday) Prunty

Eugenia Wyatt

Mary Merle Prunty

Eugene Wyatt Prunty

Florence Holliday Prunty