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Tom Ellas Shearer, American educator. Member Iowa Bar Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Iowa History Society, Delta Theta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Shearer, Tom Ellas was born on October 14, 1906 in Cumberland, Iowa, United States. Son of Charles Perry and Edna (Thompson) Shearer.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Iowa, 1927, Juris Doctor, 1929. Student New School for Social Research, 1938.

Career

August 1965); 1 son, Cyrus Thompson. File clerk Cleveland Trust Company, 1929. Admitted to Iowa State bar, 1929, and practiced in Eldon, 1929-1930.

Assistant professor political science Pennsylvania State College, 1930-1934. Editor Tax Service, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York City, 1934-1937, managing editor, 1937-1938, educational director 1938-1939. Salesman, Des Moines, Iowa, 1939-1941, midwest manager, 1941-1942, assistant vice president Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1945-1956.

Public Iowa Today magazine, 1939. Associate professor economics, Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1946, executive vice president, 1946-1947, acting president, 1947-1948, president, 1948-1954. President College Idaho, 1954-1964.

Director development Center for Study Democratic Institutions, since 1964. Entered United States Army Air Corps, April 1943, discharge as sergeant, 1945.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to technical and professional mags. Author monographs.

Membership

Member Iowa Bar Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Iowa History Society, Delta Theta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi. Clubs: Rotary, Farifield Golf. Collector 1st editions of mags.

Connections

Married Vesper N. Spencer, December 1929 (deceased.

father:
Charles Perry Shearer

mother:
Edna (Thompson) Shearer

spouse:
Vesper N. Spencer