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Cliff R. OttoCliff R. Otto

Acting President of Central State Teachers College (1935-1935)

 

Biographical Information

  • Born December 24, 1892 in Monte Vista, Colorado
  • Married Ethel McKinney c. 1915. They had three children
  • Died March 31, 1952 of a heart attack at the Boulevard Shopping Center in Edmond, Oklahoma [CS Newsletter 1952]

Education

  • 1909- 1915 Attended Southwestern State Normal School (Now Southwestern Oklahoma State University), Weatherford, Oklahoma [CS Newsletter, March 1952; SWSNS Oracle 1909-1915]
  • 1919 B.A. University of Oklahoma [Sooner Magazine, July 1952, page 13]
  • 1923 M.S. University of Oklahoma [Sooner Magazine, July 1952, page 13]

Employment

  • 1913 Began teaching career in a two room school in Stanford, Custer County, Oklahoma [CS Newsletter, March 1952]
  • 1915 - 1917 Superintendent of schools at Arapaho, Custer County, Oklahoma
  • 1919 Became faculty member at then Central State Teachers College [CS Newsletter, March 1952]
  • 1920 - 1952 Chairman of the Science Department at Central State Teachers College [CS Newsletter]
    Chairman of the Faculty Athletic Committee at Central State Teachers College [CS Newsletter, March 1952, page 1]
  • 1935 Acting President of Central State Teachers College from July 9 - September 7, 1935 [Supervising Authorities]
  • 1935 - 1937 Dean of Administration at Central State Teachers College

Awards and Affiliations

  • Member of the National Turkey Federation
  • Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star
  • Chairman of the Edmond Red Cross during World War II
  • Past Master of the Edmond Lodge 37 AF & AM
  • Member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls
  • Active in the Boy Scouts
  • Edmond Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science [Vista, Fall 1935]
  • Fellow of the Oklahoma Academy of Science
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oklahoma Tuberculosis Society
  • Served on the editorial staff of "The Science Teacher" [CS Newsletter, August 1950, page 3]
  • President of the Kiwanis Club
  • Master of the Masonic Lodge
  • Served as Conference Representative of the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference for many years [Bronze Book 1936, page 35]
  • Member of the American Chemical Society [Vista, Fall 1935]
  • Served several terms as President of the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference [Bronze Book 1936, page 35]