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Theater educator , Arts administrator

Richard Hudson Palmer, American theater educator, arts administrator. Director, designer numerous stage productions Board directors University City school board, Missouri, 1970—1974, president, 1974—1976; Member of Southeast Theatre Conference (board directors 1980-1985), Virginia Theatre Conference (president 1980-1985, Distinguished Service award 1986), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Palmer, Richard Hudson was born on August 16, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Walter Upshur and Evelyn May (Cosby) Palmer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1961. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1963, Doctor of Philosophy., 1965. From instructor to professor.

Career

From instructor to professor Washington University, St. Louis, 1964—1980. Professor theatre and speech College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, since 1980, chairman department theatre and speech, 1982—1986, since 1992. General manager Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Williamsburg, 1982—1986.

Works

Membership

Director, designer numerous stage productions Board directors University City school board, Missouri, 1970—1974, president, 1974—1976. Member of Southeast Theatre Conference (board directors 1980-1985), Virginia Theatre Conference (president 1980-1985, Distinguished Service award 1986), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cabinetmaking; woodcarving.

Connections

Married Rebecca Leigh Lewis, June 7, 1961. Children: Virginia, Zachary, Katherine.

father:
Walter Upshur Palmer

mother:
Evelyn May (Cosby) Palmer

spouse:
Rebecca Leigh Lewis

child:
Virginia Palmer

child:
Zachary Palmer

child:
Katherine Palmer