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Browne, Arthur D. (Arthur Donald), 1917-2002



  • Existence: 1917 - 2002

Biographical History

Arthur D. Browne (1917-2002) was an American professor of education and an academic administrator.

Arthur Donald Browne was born on May 23, 1917 in San Jose, California, to Manly M. Rickman and Mary Grace Goodman. He attended San Jose State College, completing his bachelor's degree in 1940. He then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to New England. Upon his return he continued his studies, completing a master's degree in education at Stanford University (1943) and a Ph.D. in education from Syracuse University (1952).

Browne began his career in higher education at Brigham Young University, where he served as a department chair of Instruction and director of the Bureau of Administrative Studies. He then worked as a government education specialist in California, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He later served as vice president for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and helped develop the master plan for higher education in Arkansas.

A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Browne served as a missionary, bishop, and stake president. He married Edna Smith in the Salt Lake Temple on October 20, 1944, and they had seven children.

Browne passed away on October 8, 2002.

Brigham Young University catalog of courses, 1956: p. 20 (Arthur D. Browne; associate professor of Higher Education; joined faculty in 1952; bachelor's degree, San Jose State College, 1940; master's degree, Stanford University, 1943; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1952), via WWW, August 11, 2021 (Arthur Donald Browne; b. Mar. 23, 1917 in San Jose, Calif.; parents: Manly M. Rickman and Mary Grace Goodman; m. Oct. 20, 1944 to Edna S. Browne in Salt Lake City, Utah, seven children; served in military during World War II; worked as a professor, academic administrator; worked at Brigham Young University and the University of Arkansas; served missions for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to New England and Africa; served as bishop and stake president in Church; d. Oct. 8, 2002)

University of California, Berkeley, via WWW, August 11, 2021 (Arthur D. Browne; b. May 23, 1917; attended San Jose State College; Master of Arts in education, Stanford University, 1943; doctorate in education, Syracuse University, 1952; by 1960, serving as specialist, California State Department of Education; director, Utah Coordinating Council of Higher Education, 1961-1965; associate director, acting director of Illinois Board of Higher Education; executive director, Wisconsin Coordinating Council of Higher Education; helped develop master plan for higher education in Arkansas; vice president for academic affairs, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville; professor of higher education, University of Arkansas; retired 1987; executive director, Deseret International Foundation)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bureau of Administrative Studies records

Identifier: UA 180
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence; questionnaires; self-evaluation reports; reports concerning deans, Auxiliary Services, and Registrar's records; descriptions of job positions; minutes of faculty, Dean's Council, and College of Education meetings; and individual college statistics.

Dates: 1955-1957