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Donald Dedmon

Born: Aug 13, 1931

Death: Feb 13, 1998

Birthplace: Missouri

Nationality: United States

Donald Dedmon

Date of Birth : Aug 13, 1931
Date of Death : Feb 13, 1998
Birth Place : Missouri

Donald Newton Dedmon was an American educator. Dedmon was born in Missouri, and received his undergraduate degree at Southwestern Missouri State College, and later, an M.A. and doctorate degree in oral education from University of Iowa. He taught at high school and college levels before entering administration positions at Colorado State University. After serving at Colorado State University he became vice president at Marshall University, and eventually acting president of the University, where he would lead the campus through the November 14, 1970, plane crash in which 37 members of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football squad, eight members of the coaching staff, 25 boosters, four flight crew members, and one employee of the charter company were killed. The team was returning home after a 17-14 loss against the East Carolina University Pirates at Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. David Strathairn portrays Donald Dedmon in the movie We Are Marshall. His tenure was short at Marshall before becoming president of Radford University on March 20, 1972. Dr.

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