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Thackrey, Russell I. (1904-1990) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Thackrey, Russell I. (1904-1990)

Historical Note:

1904  Born in Kansas City, Kansas on December 6.

1927  B.S. in Journalism, Kansas State Agricultural College.

1927-1928 Newspaper reporter.

1928  Married Emily Sheppeard, June 29.

1928-1932 Instructor at Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science.

1932  M.S. Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science.

1932-1935 Assistant professor in Journalism, K-State.

1933-1935 Revived and edited Kansas Magazine.

1935-1936 Reporter with Associated Press. 1937  Legal correspondent in Jefferson City, Mo.

1937-1940 Assistant professor, University of Minnesota.  Part-time graduate work.

1940-1943 Edited Kansas Magazine. 1940-1944 Professor and Head of Journalism Department, K-State.

1943-1944 United States Naval Reserves.

1944-1947 Dean of Administration, K-State.

1947-1970 National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

1949  National 4-H Club foundation. 1951-1956 Chairman of policy committee, Washington International Center.

1960  John F. Kennedy Task Force on Education.

1970  Director Emeritus, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.  Free-lance author.

1971  Published, The Future of the State University, Illinois Press.

1990  Died in Manhattan, Kansas on March 11. 

Honorary Degrees and Awards

1955  LL.D. University of New Hampshire and University of Maine.

1959  LL.D. University of Arkansas.

1961  LL.D. Kansas State University.   DH.L. University of Delaware.

1965  Michigan State University.

1969  Presidential award of American College Public Relations Association.

1970  University of Wisconsin and University of Vermont.   National Press Club.   Sigma Delta Chi.   Sigma Alpha Epsilon.   Scabbard and Blade.   Contemporary Authors, V. 37-40. 1st.  Revision.

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