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McDonald, Charles Richard (Dick) (1933–1997) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: McDonald, Charles Richard (Dick) (1933–1997)

Historical Note:

Charles Richard "Dick" McDonald was born on January 30, 1933, in Fort Scott, Kansas.

He attendend the University of Kansas from 1951 to 1953 until he joined the United States Navy. McDonald served as a pilot from 1953 to 1957, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. He then attended Kansas State University from 1958 to 1960, recieving his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering in 1960. McDonald also recieved his Master of Architecture from Kansas State University in 1979.

He taught at Kansas State University from 1969 to 1990. He was an instructor of applied mechanics from 1969 to 1974, an instructor of architectural engineering and construction science from 1974 to 1975, an instructor of pre-design professions from 1975 to 1980, an assistant professor of pre-design professions from 1980 to 1984, and an associate professor of environmental design from 1985 until his death in 1997.

McDonald was married to Beatrice N. Heffermann in 1958 until her death in 1973. He then married Ann L. Gudgel Johnson in 1974. He had four children: a son, daughter, and two step-daughters.

Dick McDonald died on December 23, 1997.

Sources: News and Communication Services Faculty Files, Charles R. McDonald file, Morse Depatment of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
Note Author: McKenzie Combes

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