Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — Boyd Martin

 Boyd Martin

  • Born in Cottonwood Idaho — 1911
  • attended schools in Cottonwood and Lewiston
  • graduated from Nez Perce High School — 1929
  • attended Pasadena City College
  • attended University of California at Los Angeles
  • graduated from University of Idaho — 1936
  • masters degree from Universtiy of Idaho — 1937
  • doctorated — Stanford University — 1943
  • taught — University of Idaho 1938-1939 and 1940-1947
  • member of United Nations Conference and one of drafters of United Nations’ Charter — 1945
  • head of Department of Social Science — University of Idaho — 1948-1955
  • dean College of Letters and Science — University of Idaho — 1955-1973
  • selected 1st Borah Distinguished Professor of Political Science — 1973
  • creator and director — Bureau of Public Research — University of Idaho — 1973-1990
  • represented United States Department of State in the Alliance for Progress
  • board member of National Association of Parners of the Alliance
  • founded Boyd and Grace Martin Institute of Human Behavior (Martin Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution) — 1979
  • donated $1,000,000 to fund Institute — 1980
  • awarded the Idaho Statesman’s Distinguished Citizen Award
  • awarded the University of Idaho’s Distinguished Idahoan Award
  • member University of Idaho Hall of Fame
  • awarded Moscow Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award
  • member Idaho Commission of the Humanities and Arts
  • chairman legislative committee — Moscow Chamber of Commerce
  • helped establish Moscow-Pullman Unitarian Fellowship
  • honored by United Nation — 1995
  • died in Moscow Idaho — 1998
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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