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Shields, Currin V. (1918-1984) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Shields, Currin V. (1918-1984)

Historical Note:

1918 February 18, born in LaPorte, Indiana.

1937-1938, Worked in the advertising art department of the Chicago Tribune.

1939-1941, Research assistant with the Legislative Council in Nebraska.

1941, Received A. B. degree from University of Nebraska.

1941-1943, Research position in the Political Science Department, University of Wisconsin.

1943, Received Ph.M., University of Wisconsin.

1943-1944, Assistant to the Director at the Civil Affairs Training School.

1944-1946, drafted into the U. S. Army as Second Lieutenant.

1946, Cowles Fellow at Yale University.

1946-1947, Assistant in instruction at Yale University.

1948-1950, Instructor at Yale University.

1950, Received Ph.D., Yale University.

1950-1960, Assistant and associate professor in the Political Science Department, UCLA.

1953-1955, Served with 22nd Congressional District, Democratic Council of California; host of a radio program entitled "What's the issue?" at station KFWB in Hollywood.

1953-1961, Consultant for the United Steelworkers of America legislative education program.

1955-1957, Co-chairman of the California Democratic Council Political Action Committee.

1958, Published Democracy and Catholicism in America; consultant with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

1960, Married Marjorie Miller Rowe (second marriage).

1960-1984, Professor, Department of Government, University of Arizona.

1963-1972, Director, Institute of Government Research, University of Arizona.

1968, Democractic candidate for governor of Arizona.

1969-1974, Board Member, Consumer Federation of America.

1969-1980, President, Arizona Consumers Council.

1970, Platform Committee, Democratic Party of Arizona.

1972-1984, Director, Community Services Center, University of Arizona.

1973-1975, Member Consumer Advisory Committee, Federal Energy Commission.

1975-1979, Member, National Advertising Review Board.

1974-1977, Chairman, National Conference of Consumer Organizations.

1975-1978, Director, Group Health of Arizona.

1976-1984, Member, President's Consumer Advertising Council; Director, National Consumer Affairs Internship Program.

1977-1984, Director, National Consumer Symposium, Inc.

1984 April 25, died at age 66.

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