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Butler, Richard

  • Person

Dr. Richard Butler, Professor Emeritus of Economics, taught at Trinity University for 34 years. During his first year Butler was assigned chairmanship of the General Education Committee during the process of developing and adopting a new common curriculum. He served on the University Common Curriculum Committee from 1982-2001. He also served as chair of the Economics Department for 12 years, was Acting Director of Urban Studies for a time, chair of Business Administration for three years, and as the founding Interim Dean of the School of Business. He retired from teaching in 2016 and as of 2020 is the University’s Alumni Engagement Coordinator.

The Trinitonian, Trinity University

  • UA08.001
  • Corporate body
  • 1875-

The Trinitonian (1900-present) is the weekly student-run newspaper of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. First published under the name Trinity Exponent (1888-1900), the periodical traces its history to 1888, when a number of campus literary societies banded together to launch a monthly magazine exhibiting student creative work in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. At that time, such literary societies (and their related publications) afforded students a rare opportunity to express ideas and opinions outside of the classroom. In 1900 the Trinity Exponent was renamed the Trinitonian, and by 1915 it had evolved into a weekly newspaper that covered campus news and calendar information, as well as some local and world events. Currently, contributions to the Trinitonian are open to the university community, but staff is comprised primarily of Trinity students. The publication features campus news, political opinions, literary works and criticisms, and advertisements.

Pelzer, Karl J. (Karl Josef), 1909-1980

  • LCNAF n 83021344
  • Person
  • 1909-1980

Karl Pelzer was born in Oberpleis, Germany in 1909, and graduated from the University of Bonn, receiving his doctorate there in 1935. After coming to the United States, he taught at the University of California at Berkeley and at Johns Hopkins University. During World War II he was with the Office of War Information. From 1945-1947 he worked for the Department of Agriculture, in its office of foreign agricultural relations, and he was part of a unit that toured Japan, the Philippines and the East Indies to study the effects of war on agriculture. He was a member of the Yale University faculty from 1947 until his retirement in 1977, and was for many years the director of Southeast Asia Studies.

Pelzer was an authority on land use and the demographics of tropical regions, particularly Southeast Asia. He was the author of Population and Land Utilization and Pioneer Settlement in the Asiatic Tropics. Pelzer authored more than thirty-five publications, including books, journal articles, papers, and chapters.

Pelzer was married to Elizabeth Allerton Clark, and had two daughters. He died at his home in North Haven, Connecticut at the age of 71.

McGown, Marjorie (1893-1965)

  • Person
  • 1893-1965

Marjorie McGown was born in 1893, the daughter of prominent lawyer Floyd McGown and Mary Eliza Davis McGown (Mary Eliza Davis was the third daughter of Reverend Nicholas A. Davis, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, Confederate chaplain, and early Trustee of Trinity University). Marjorie McGown moved to San Antonio as a young child, and attended the Shipley School in Pennsylvania, the Hartman School in New York, and the University of Poitiers in France. Miss McGown was prominent in San Antonio society and civic life. She served as the president of the Junior League of San Antonio, a member of the First Presbyterian Church's women's executive board, and president of the Timely Topics Club. She was the executive director of St. Mary's Hall and the executive director of the Bexar County Girl Scouts. Miss McGown never married and passed away in 1965, at the age of 72.

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