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Roscoe Simmons Cate

university executive

Roscoe Simmons Cate, American university executive. Member Central Association of College and University Business Officers (president, 1956-1957), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma.

Background

Cate, Roscoe Simmons was born on January 16, 1906 in McAlester, Indian Terrace. Son of Roscoe Simmons and Martha Annette (Griffin) Cate.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1926.

Career

City editor, Muskogee (Oklahoma) Phoenix, 1926-1927. Assistant city editor and makeup editor, Daily Oklahoman, 1928-1929. City editor, Norman (Oklahoma) Transcript, 1929-1936.

Editor-manager alumni publications of University of Oklahoma, 1936-1942. Acting alumni executive secretary and manager Student Union, University of Oklahoma, 1942-1944, assistant to president in charge of finances, 1942-1947, financial vice president, 1947-1950, vice-president and business manager since 1950.

Membership

Member Central Association of College and University Business Officers (president, 1956-1957), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Sigma. Clubs: Rotary.

Connections

Married Ethel Frances Mitchell, July 8, 1934. Children: Thomas Mitchell, Byron Lee, John Griffin.

father:
Roscoe Simmons Cate

mother:
Martha Annette (Griffin) Cate

spouse:
Ethel Frances Mitchell

children:
Thomas Mitchell Cate

Byron Lee Cate

John Griffin Cate