Clinger, Morris M., 1910-1993
- Existence: 1910 - 1993
Morris M. Clinger (1910-1993) was a speech and theater professor in Utah.
Morris Martin Clinger was born on May 20, 1910 in Lakeview, Utah to Martin Albert Clinger and Tean Johnson. He was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and attended Brigham Young University. In 1932 he graduated with his bachelor's degree, and shortly after married Louise Spafford in the Salt Lake Temple. For a few years after his marriage he taught speech in Richfield, Utah, but returned to teach at high school at collegiate courses at Brigham Young University in 1936. He later earned a master's degree in public speaking and a Ph.D. in Theater Arts. In 1946 he stopped teaching high school, fully joining the faculty of the Speech Department. Clinger passed away on April 7, 1993 in Orem, Utah.
Citation:UPB files, May 27, 2016 (Morris M. Clinger)
BY High website, via WWW, May 27, 2016 (Morris Martin Clinger; Instructor in Speech, Dramatic Art, Public Speaking, 1936-1946; b. May 20, 1910 at Lake View, Utah; parents, Martin Albert Clinger and Tean Johnson; m. Aug. 17, 1932 to Louse Spafford in Salt Lake City, Utah; speech teacher at BYH; taught in BYU Speech Department until retirement; d. Apr. 7, 1993 in Orem, Utah)
Familysearch.org, via WWW, May 27, 2016 (Morris Martin Clinger; baptised, 1915; taught speech in Richfield, Utah, 1933-1936; returned to Brigham Young High School/Brigham Young University, 1936; stopped teaching high school courses, 1946; bachelor's degree in speech education; master's in public speaking; Ph.D. in Theater Arts; five children)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Includes the files and records of the department chair and other faculty.
Genderal Department Files.
Theatre and Cinematic Arts faculty meetings, Dramatic Arts faculty meeting minutes.
Includes records and correspondence of Lael Woodbury and Morris Clinger.
Interview by Morris Klinger with Alma King concerning his early education at Brigham Young University, involvement in sports, marriage, teaching seminary, graduate education, and subsequent appointment as Dean of Students. Includes transcript and sound recording.