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Morin, Richard Wedge, 1902-1988

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1902 - 1988

Richard Wedge Morin was born on December 11, 1902, in Albert Lea, Minnesota. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1924, and from Harvard Law School in 1928. He joined the State Department that same year, and served as Vice Consul at Paris at as Foreign Service Officer in Washington, D.C. until 1935, when he returned to Albert Lea to practice law. Morin returned to the State Department in the Division of Public Liaison from 1942-1945, acting as Chief of the Division from 1944-1945. He helped arrange the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco in 1945 where me met and befriended John Sloan Dickey. In 1948, Morin was appointed Executive Officer at Dartmouth College and was promoted to Librarian of the College in 1950, a position he held until his retirement in 1968. Morin was also an active member of the Class of 1924, editing the class newsletter for several years in the 1950s and acting as a class agent. From 1984-1987, he served on the Alumni Council. Morin died on May 29, 1988.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Morin papers

ML-70
 Collection
Identifier: ML-70
Overview Richard Wedge Morin (1902-1988), lawyer, foreign service officer and librarian. Dartmouth Class of 1924. Consist of papers related to his career as a foreign service officer, State Department officer, and librarian of Dartmouth College.

Richard Wedge Morin student letters

MS-771
 Collection
Identifier: MS-771
Overview Richard W. Morin (1902-1988), diplomat and librarian. Dartmouth College Class of 1924. The collection contains letters written to his family while a student at Dartmouth College.