Dr Glenn A. Olds


Dr Glenn A. Olds

Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Death 11 Mar 2006 (aged 85)
Sherwood, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Burial Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 31774828 View Source
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Son of Glenn Alvero Olds and Hazel Margaret Ross.

Husband of Dr. Eva Belle Spelts Olds married 1944.


Glenn earned his Master's Degree at Northwestern University and Doctorate at Yale. He served as a special ambassador to the United Nations during the Nixon administration.

Glenn and his wife raised two children who also went on to obtain doctoral degrees, one a Ph.D. and the other an M.D. They retired in 1994, settling first in McMinnville, then moving to his hometown of Sherwood in 1999.

GLENN OLDS, 85, who served as Kent State University's president in the aftermath of the 1970 killings of four students by National Guardsmen during a demonstration against the Vietnam War, died March 11 in Sherwood, Ore. When he arrived at the Ohio school the following year, he said his role was "helping students find constructive ways of bringing about change." An ordained minister and former professional boxer, he was a consultant to President John F. Kennedy on the creation of the Peace Corps and played a role in the formation of VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America.

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