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Term: Dreyfus, Lee Sherman 1926-2008


(Rep.): Born Milwaukee, June 20, 1926; married; 2 children. Grad. Washington H.S., Milwaukee; B.A. UW-Madison 1949, M.A. 1952; Ph.D. 1957 (plus honorary degrees). Former instructor UW-Madison 1949-52; gen. mgr., radio station WDET, Wayne State Univ. 1952-56; instructor, asst. prof., assoc. prof. and assoc. dir, of mass communications, Wayne State 1952-62; gen. mgr. WHA-TV, UW-Madison 1962-65; chin. State ETV Coin. 1962-65; prof. of speech and radio-TV education and film, UW-Madison 1962-67; chm. Div. of Radio-TV-Film, UW-Madison 1965-67; president Wis. State Univ.-Stevens Point 1967-72; and chancellor UW-Stevens Point 1972-79. WW II veteran; served in Navy 1944-46. Member Amer. Legion; Portage Co. Rep. Party; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Tau Phi (honor sec. of Rep. of China); Amer. Assn. of State Coll. and Univ. (bd. of dir. and mbr. exchange mission to Poland and the People's Rep. of China); Army Command Sergeants Major Academy (bd. of advisors); Mason; Assn. of the U.S. Army (adv. bd. of dlr.); Natl. Adv, Panel of Army ROTC Affairs (dim.); Natl. Amer. Energy Week 1981 (co-chm.); Natl. Governors' Assoc. (exec. corn.). Former member Natl. Assn. of Educational Broadcasters (bd. of dir.); Speech Assn. of Amer.'s Radio/TV/Film Div. (chin. 1964-65); Council of Chancellors, UW System (chm. 1976); Council of Presidents of Wis. State Univ. (past pres.); Gov.'s Blue Ribbon Comn. on Cable Communication; former bd. mbr.: Winnebago Children's Home, Stevens Point YMCA, Stevens Point St. Michael's Hospital, Natl. Assn. of Educ'l Broadcasters, Wis. Health Care Review Bd.; former chief of mission under Vietnam Contract for Higher Education - Wis, State Univ.-Stevens Point Fdn., Inc.; educ'l advisor to Sec. of the Army (1970-73). Recipient of: President's Medallion Assn. of the U.S. Army, the Cross of St. Luke for "outstanding contributions to Christian education", Intl. Supreme Council of DeMolay's Legion of Honor. Author of "Education of Eagles and Dragons - Education in the People's Republic of China", Milwaukee Journal 1975; "The Ruropolitan Network", a chapter in It's A Big Responsibility by Ryerson; "The Development and Promise of Technology in Education", Journal of Animal Science (spring, 1968); "The University Station", a chapter in The Farther Vision: Educational Television Today, Univ. of Wis. Press (spring, 1967); and Televised Instruction, by Dreyfus and Bradley, published by RCA and WSU Press (1962), Elected governor 1978. [Source: Wis. Blue Book 1981-82]

The Wisconsin Historical Society has manuscripts related to this topic. See the catalog description of the Lee Sherman Dreyfus Papers for details.

[Source: Blue book]

64 records found

Adelman, Lynn S. 1939 -
Ainsworth, John H. 1940
Anderson, John 1872 - 1929
Arte Moderne (architecture)
Baldwin, Tammy 1962
Barca, Peter W. 1955
Bell, Jeannette 1941
Carpenter, Tim
Chilsen, Walter J. 1923
Coleman, Charles W.
Cowles, Robert L. 1950
Cutler, Harry Henderson 1859 - 1933
Doyle, Jim 1945
Dreyfus, Lee Sherman 1926-2008
Drzewiecki, Gary F. 1954
Dugdale, Robert Iliff 1868 - 1956
Erpenbach, Jon B. 1961
Fergus, Scott C. 1955
Ferry, George Bowman 1851 - 1918
First State Normal School (Historic Marker Erected
Foti, Steven M. 1958
Gunderson, Steven 1951
Harsdorf, Sheila E. 1956
Historic Mineral Point (Historic Marker Erected 19
Hotchkiss, William Otis 1878 - 1954
Hoven, Timothy T. 1963
Hutchison, David E. 1943
ice harvesting industry in wisconsin
Jauch, Robert 1945
Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956
Kasten Jr., Robert W. 1942
Klusman, Judith 1956
Kordus, Robert P. 1939
Kreuser, James E. 1961
Lasee, Frank G. 1961
Lazich, Mary A. 1952
Litscher, Leroy "Pete" 1939
Lothian, Thomas A. 1928
Mccallum, Scott 1950
Meyer, Mark 1963
Monberg, Lawrence 1900 - 1983
Montgomery, Phil 1957
Moore, Gwendolynne S. 1951
Pabst, Richard E. 1933
Panzer, Mary E. 1951
paper industry in Wisconsin
Pettis, Mark L. 1950
Plewa, John R. 1945
Plouff, Joe 1950
Potter, Calvin 1945
railroads in Wisconsin
Reber, Louis Ehrhart 1858 - 1948
Robson, Judith Biros
Rohan, Sue 1952
Roth, Toby 1938
Schneider, Marlin D. 1942
Spillner, Joan Wade 1962
Springer, Thomas J. 1968
Te Winkle, William P. 1954
Tregoning, Joseph E. 1941
Turner, Robert L. 1947
Ulichny, Barbara L. 1947
Williams, Annette P. 1937
Young, Leon D. 1967

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