|Birth: ||Nov. 29, 1903|
Springtown (Hamilton County)
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1999|
Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1951, 10, Preachers of Today, Vol. 2, 1959, and The Minister's Monthly Sept. 1959.
Dr. Walter H. Adams, dean of Abilene Christian College, was born on November 29, 1903, in Springtown, Texas. After graduating from high school at Chickasha, Oklahoma, in 1921, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in education at Abilene Christian College. Dr. Adams began his work with ACC in 1925 as an instructor in mathematics. In 1927 he took his M.A. degree in education from Stanford University, and he received his Ph.D in guidance and personnel from Columbia University in 1932. On September 7, 1927 he was married to Miss Louise Harsh of Gallatin, Tennessee. They now have three children, Mrs. Amos Ray of Abilene, Mrs. Phil Boone of Lawton, Oklahoma, and Walter Jr., a student in ACC. He also has three grandchildren. Dr. Adams is immediate past chairman of the Texas State Board of Examiners for Teacher Education and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Texas Research League. He is past president of the Association of Texas Graduate Schools, the Association of Texas Colleges and the Texas Conference on Education, and is on the Board of Trustees for Retired Teacher's Residence of Texas. He is also a member of the National Society for the Study of Education, National Education Association and Texas State Teachers Association. Active in local civic affairs, he has been president of the Abilene Rotary Club, a member of the Regional Boy Scout Executive Board and director of the Taylor County March of Dimes. He is active on Abilene Chamber of Commerce committee and is a frequent lecturer before civic and educational gatherings in West Texas. He is an elder in the College Church of Christ and preaches by appointment for various congregations. Certainly this good man has had much influence for good, as an elder, as a college administrator and as a preacher. May he continue to serve effectively in all these capacities. The Minister's Monthly, Sept. 1959.
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