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Richard Torrence Parsons

college president.

Richard Torrence Parsons, American college president. Served as coordinator United States Navy V-5 program, Lock Haven State College, 1942-1945.; Member Government's Priorities Commission, 1969.; Member Pennsylvania Association Colleges Universities (president 1968-1969,; Club: Rotary (president 1947.

Background

Parsons, Richard Torrence was born on July 11, 1909 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Irvin Torrence and Louise (Schreffler) Parsons.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State Teachers College, 1931. Master of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1935, Doctor of Education, 1940. Student of University of Southern California, 1938.

Career

Teacher high school, Pt. Marion, Fayette City (Pennsylvania), 1931-1935. Instructor Lock Haven State College, supervisor laboratory school, 1935-1938, dean of men, 1938-1942, president, 1942-1983.

Works

  • Author: Study of Backgrounds and Vocatnl. Interests of 1000 Students Attending State Teacher Colleges in Pennsylvania, 1940.

Membership

Served as coordinator United States Navy V-5 program, Lock Haven State College, 1942-1945. Member Government's Priorities Commission, 1969. Member Pennsylvania Association Colleges Universities (president 1968-1969.

Club: Rotary (president 1947.

Connections

Married Janet Beman, August 23, 1937. Children: Torrence Douglas, Richard Lance.

father:
Irvin Torrence Parsons

mother:
Louise (Schreffler) Parsons

spouse:
Janet Beman

children:
Torrence Douglas Parsons

Richard Lance Parsons