University Professor. Born– Effingham, Ill., July 10, 1908. Parents– Emil Frederick and R. Laura (Linn) Melzer. Married– Dorothy Garrett, July 4, 1936. Children– Two. Education– Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1928; C.R.M, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 1931; A.M., 1934; Ph.D., 1937, Vanderbilt University. Employed by Ashland College, 1937-1939; Citadel, 1939-1940; Jamestown Junior College Extension, Alfred University, 1940-1941; Lambuth College, 1945-1946; University of Missouri, 1946-1947; University of Kentucky, 1947-1958; Auburn University, 1958; established the Deparment of Philosophy, Citadel; dean, director, Jamestown Junior College Extension; head, Philosophy Department, Auburn. Member– American Philosophical Association, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Alabama Philosophical Society; Pi Kappa Alpha.


Contemporary Authors, Permanent Series, Vol. 1.


An Examination of Critical Monism. Ashland, Ohio; University Post Pub., 1937.

Functional Logic. Dubuque, Iowa; W.C. Brown, 1957.

Functionalism; an Outline of a Philosophy for Today. New York; Philosophical Library, 1965.

A Guide to Philosophical Terminology. Ashland, Ohio; University Post Pub. 1938.

Modern Functional Logic. Dubuque, Iowa; W.C. Brown, 1961.

Philosophy in the Classroom. Lincoln; University of Nebraska Press, 1955.