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Gregg, Walter H.



Walter Harold Gregg was born April 7, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Herbert L. and Lula B. (Pettibone) Gregg. He received a bachelor of science degree (1941) and a master of education degree (1947) both from Ohio State University. In 1951 Columbia University awarded him a doctorate in education. Gregg joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1957, where he remained until his retirement in 1981.

From 1947 through 1951 Gregg was an instructor in education and an athletic coach at Slippery Rock State College. In 1951 he joined the faculty of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) as an assistant professor and later became an associate professor of health, physical education, and recreation. He also served as Miami's health coordinator and director of graduate studies. Gregg accepted an appointment from Northwestern University in 1957 as associate professor of health and physical education. He attained the rank of professor in 1961 and retired from Northwestern in 1981. Between 1961 and his retirement Gregg served as chairman of the department of Health and Physical Education.

Gregg devoted time to civic and professional activities. He was program director for the Midwest Institute of Alcohol Studies, chairman of the subcommittee on youth and alcohol of the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, and consultant to the California Raisin Advisory Board. Gregg served in the military between 1942 and 1946.

Gregg married Betty Louise Harrold on March 28, 1939. The couple had two children: sue Ellen Gregg Roupas and Jay Harrold.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Walter H. Gregg (1919-1989) Papers

Identifier: 14/16

The papers of Walter H. Greg (professor of health and physical education at Northwestern University) span the years 1967-1979. THe bulk of the collection consists of Greg's teaching files; included are one folder of biographical materials, one folder of material documenting Gregg's work with the Midwest Institute of Alcohol Studies, and publications.

Dates: 1967-1989