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Decker, Clarence Raymond, 1904-1969



  • Existence: 1904 - 1969

Clarence Raymond Decker was born on December 19, 1904, in Sioux City, Iowa. He received his A.B. degree in 1925 from Carleton College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1928. Throughout his life he was the Chairman of the English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University, Chairman of the English Department at the University of Kansas City and later its vice president and president. In 1952 he became the Assistant Director for the Far East, Mutual Security Agency. Decker was the co author of two books "Southeast Asia in the Coming World" and "World Neighbors-Working Together for Peace and Plenty." In addition Decker served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Truman Library and member of the President's Committee, White House Conference on International Cooperation. He died on November 21, 1969.

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Clarence R. Decker Poetry correspondence

Identifier: MS-755
Overview Clarence Raymond Decker (1904-1969), academic. The collection contains correspondence relating to poetry and the work of the Poetry Society of America. Much of the correspondence deals with a dinner in 1958 honoring Robert Frost.