Profiles: Dr. Arthur L. Shuck

Arthur L. Shuck born 28 May 1900 Rockwell Farm, Lincoln Co. MO; died 11 Feb 1983 at Elsberry, Lincoln Co. MO. Son of William Lee Shuck (William-4, Levi-3, Cornelius-2, Andrew-1) and Harriet "Hattie" Belle Green.

From a history of Elsberry Missouri "The Next Twenty Years 1955-1975":

Dr. Arthur L. Shuck is a graduate of the Elsberry High School and after an active teaching career in other states, he and his wife have come back to Elsberry to retire. Dr. Shuck received the A.B. degree in biology, chemistry and education from Central Methodist College in Fayette; his M.A. degree in plant pathology and chemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1927. In 1931, he received his Ph.D. degree in plant physiology from the University of Illinois. Dr. Shuck taught in Southwestern State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma for seventeen years, and was honored in June, 1975 for his years of appreciated service. An Honors Display Case is now hanging in the biological science department, and among those whose photographs are displayed is that of Dr. Shuck. Dr. Shuck and his wife are active in the Smith Chapel United Methodist Church north of town, and Mrs. Shuck is active in club and civic affairs.


[Uncited newspaper clipping,
 probably Elsberry Democrat,
 February, 1983]

Services Held For
Dr. Arthur Shuck

  Services for Arthur Lee Shuck,
PHD, were held at 2:30 p.m.,
Wednesday at Carter-Ricks
Funeral Home in Elsberry. The
Rev. Milford Gibbs, pastor of
Smith Chapel and Elsberry
United Methodist Churches,
officiated.  Burial was in Oak
Ridge Cemetery.
  Dr. Shuck, 82, died Feb. 14, 1983
at Lincoln County Memorial
Hospital, Troy.  Born May 28,
1900, north of Elsberry, he was
the son of William Lee and
Harriet Green Shuck.  On Nov. 23,
1938 he was married in Elsberry
to Ida Richards Shuck, who
  Dr. Shuck had been a member
of Smith Chapel United
Methodist Church since
February, 1910. He graduated
from Elsberry High School in
1921 and Central Methodist
College in 1925. He received his
Masters Degree from the
University of Missouri and his
Doctorate from the University of
Illinois in 1931.  He was a
professor at Southwestern
Oklahoma State University in
Weatherford,  Ok.  National
organizations he was a member
of were The American
Association for the Advancement
of Science; American Institute of
Biological Sciences; National
Association of Biology Teachers;
Beta, Beta, Beta; Botanical
Society of America.  Regional
organizations he was involved
with were Oklahoma Academy of
Science;  Southwestern
Association of Naturalists and
Oklahoma Teachers Association.
  In 1974, the Department of
Biological Sciences of South-
western Oklahoma State
University gave him the high
honor of naming an award Dr.
Arthur Shuck Outstanding
Freshman Biology Student
Award.  He was a Professor
Emeritus.  He served on the
board of the Oak Ridge Cemetery
Association for many years
resigning from this office in 1981.
  Surviving besides his wife; is a
sister-in-law, Mrs. Louise
Richards of Elsberry; nieces,
nephews and other relatives.

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