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Robert Eugene Raz, American librarian. Member Grand Rapids Council for Humanities, since 1980, vice president, 1981, president, 1983, 84; member, treasurer Kent County Literacy Council, since 1987. Member Mich Library Association (president 1979, Michigan Librarian of Year 1990), American Library Association (council 1982-1986).

Background

Raz, Robert Eugene was born on March 15, 1942 in Michigan City, Indiana, United States. Son of Eugene and Claradelle (Perham) Raz.

Education

Bachelor, Andrews University, 1964. Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, 1965.

Career

Librarian, Library for the Blind, Michigan State Library, Lansing, 1965-1967;library consultant, Michigan State Library, 1967-1971;director, Willard Library, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1971-1979;director, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library, since 1979. Trustee Library. of Michigan, 1982-1988.

Membership

Member Grand Rapids Council for Humanities, since 1980, vice president, 1981, president, 1983, 84. Member, treasurer Kent County Literacy Council, since 1987. Member Mich Library Association (president 1979, Michigan Librarian of Year 1990), American Library Association (council 1982-1986).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Alden, June 18, 1965 (divorced February 1978). Children: Richard, Philip. Married Susan Margaret Spiers, June 10, 1978.

1 child, Katherine.

father:
Eugene Raz

mother:
Claradelle (Perham) Raz

spouse:
Elizabeth Alden

spouse:
Susan Margaret Spiers

child:
Richard Raz

child:
Philip Raz

child:
Katherine Raz