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John Ohlyer MoseleyJohn Ohlyer Moseley

President of Central State Teachers College (1935-1939)

 

Biographical Information

  • Born October 21, 1893 in Meridian, Mississippi [Vista, Fall 1935]
  • Married Marie Vivian on December 19, 1923. [National Cyclopedia of American Biography V. 46] They had two children.
  • Died October 10, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois

Education

  • 1908- 1910 Attended Southwest Presbyterian University in Clarkesville, Tennessee [Vista, Fall 1935 National Cyclopedia of American Biography V. 46]
  • 1912 A.B. Austin College, Sherman, Texas [Supervising Authorities/ Story of CSC, page 354]
  • 1913 Awarded Teaching Certificate, Southeastern State Normal School (Now Southeastern Oklahoma State University), Durant, Oklahoma [National Cyclopedia of American Biography V. 46]
    B.A. Southeastern State Normal School [Story of CSC, page 354]
    Studied Professional Work at Southeastern State Normal School [Vista Fall 1935]
  • 1916 M.A. University of Oklahoma [Story of CSC, page 354/Supervising Authorities]
  • 1920 Studied at Columbia University during the summer [Natl cyclopedia of Amer. Bio. V.46]
  • 1922 Studied law at Oxford University in England as a Rhodes scholar
  • Graduated with a B.A. from Oxford [Natl cyclopedia of Amer. Bio. V. 46] 1925 Attended the University of Southern California [Natl cyclopedia of Amer. Bio. V. 46]
  • 1928 M.A. Oxford University, England [Story of CSC, page 354]
  • 1928, c.- 1929, c. Studied law at the University of Oklahoma
  • 1929- 1930 Attended the English Academy of Athens, Greece [Natl Cyclopedia of Amer. Bio V. 46]
    Attended the American Academy of Rome, Italy [Natl Cyclopedia of Amer. Bio. V. 46]
    Attended Stanford University
  • 1930 Awarded the Royall Victor Fellowship at Stanford University [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1936 Honorary LL.D. Austin College [Supervising Authorities]

Employment

  • 1912 - 1915 Teacher of Latin and English and Athletic Coach at Durant High School, Durant, Oklahoma [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1915 - 1916 Student assistant in the Latin Department at the University of Oklahoma [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1916 - 1917 Principal of the Academy and Associate Professor of Education at Henry Kendall College (Now University of Tulsa), Tulsa, Oklahoma [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1917 - 1919 AEF in France, discharged with the rank of Captain
  • 1917 Went to officer training school and commissioned as a 2nd Lt. for service in World War I [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1919 - 1924 Assistant professor of Latin and Classical Archeology at the University of Oklahoma [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1924 - 1935 Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1925 - 1935 Tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma
  • 1935 - 1939 President of then Central State Teachers College [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1935 Professor at the University of Oklahoma [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1939 - 1944 Dean of Students at the University of Tennessee [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]
  • 1944 - 1949 President of the University of Nevada [National Cyclopedia of American Biographies V. 46]

Awards and Affiliations

  • Democratic Party
  • Member of the Presbyterian Church [Vista Fall 1935]
  • Member of Phi Eta Sigma
  • Member of the University Club of Evanston, Illinois
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Tennessee State Commission to Study the Organization of Peace
  • Member of Phi Delta Kappa
  • Member of Kappa Delta Pi
  • Member of Phi Delta Phi
  • Member of the Permanent Committee of the National Interfraternity Conference
  • Member of Pi Kappa Delta
  • Member of Alpha Phi Sigma
  • Member of Sigma Tau Delta
  • Member of Eta Sigma Phi
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member of the American Philogical Association
  • Member of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South
  • Member of Rotary International
  • Member of the Masonic Order
  • Member of the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association
  • Member of the American Legion
  • Member of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association
  • 1949 Eminent Supreme Recorder of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Member of the Oklahoma State Council of Christian Education (President 1939)
  • 1939 Member of the Coordinating Board, State of Oklahoma
  • 1938 - 1940 Honorary Supreme Archon of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • 1937 Became Director of Leadership Training for Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    Originated the idea of Greek Week
  • 1934 - 1937 Supreme Archon (National President) of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • 1932 - 1934 Supreme Deputy Archon of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • 1931 - 1932 Supreme Herald of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • 1924 - 1931 Archon of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • 1923 - 1924 Province Recorder of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity