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Meyer, Louis S. (1925-2003) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Meyer, Louis S. (1925-2003)

Historical Note:

Louis S. Meyer was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1925.  He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946.  In 1949, Meyer earned a B.A. degree from Alleghney College, PA.  From 1949 to 1956 he worked as Department Manager and Buyer for P.A. Meyer and Sons in Erie, PA.

In 1958, Meyer married Kay Elsie Lawrence. From 1958 to 1959, he served on the Board of Directors, Greater Erie Industrial Development Corporation.  Meyer was a graduate assistant in the Political Science Department, Arizona State University from 1960 to 1961.  He became a research assistant with the Bureau of Government Research at Arizona State University in 1961 and worked there until he graduated with a M. A. degree in 1962.

Meyer joined the faculty at University of Arizona in 1963 and served as faculty at AFL-CIO Labor School in Arizona from 1963 until 1964. In 1964, he earned a Ph.D. degree from University of Arizona.  He became Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in 1964 and served in that capacity until 1965 when he became the Administrative Assistant to Governor Samuel Goddard of Arizona.  In 1966, Meyer accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming.  Meyer became State Coordinator, Shields for Governor in Arizona in 1968.

In 1968, Meyer accepted a position as Professor at Edinboro State College in Pennsylvania. While at Edinboro State College he worked as Director of the Bureau of Government Services (1970-1973) and Director of the Institute for Community Services (1974-1983).  During his tenure at Edinboro, Meyer served as a member of the National Joint Panel Conference of Consumer Organizations and Direct Selling Association (1975-1977), as member and chairman of National Joint Panel, Conference of Consumer Organizations (COCO) and American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) (1975-1985), as chairman of the National Steering Committee of COCO (1977-1985), as member and chairman of Consumer Advisory Council Pennsylvania Power and Light Company (1978), as member and co-chair of the Commonwealth Joint Panel, Pennsylvania Citizens Consumer Council/Bell Telephone of PA (1978), as member of the National Advertising Review Board, Council of Better Business Bureaus, Washington, D.C. (1982), and as moderator of 36 conferences on Deregulation and Divestiture of the Telecommunications Industry (1982-1983).

Meyer became Director of the Pennsylvania Institute for Community Services in Edinboro, PA in 1983 then President of the Pennsylvania Citizens Consumer Council in 1984.

Louis S. Meyer died on February 5, 2003 in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania.

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