LYON, RALPH MUSE, 1902-1993


University professor, administrator. Born– November 25, 1902, Abbeville, S.C.  Parents; Alfred and Annie Coral Muse Lyon. Married–Margaret Charters. Education– B.S., The Citadel (South Carolina Military College), 1923; M.A., University of North Carolina, 1926; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1936. Employed by the Citadel, 1926-1936; Furman, 1936-1942; served in U.S. Army, WWII (1942-46);  Georgia Southern, 1946-1948; Livingston University, 1948-77: dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1967-1968; professor of social sciences, 1969-1972; acting president, 1972-1973; consultant, Delta State College, Marion Institute.  Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Livingston, 1977.  Died August 27, 1993.


Leaders in Education, 1974.


The Basis for Constructing Curricular Materials in Adult Education for Carolina Cotton Mill Workers. New York; Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1937.

A History of Livingston University, 1935-1963. Livingston, Ala.; Lyon, 1976.

Julia Tutwiler. Livingston, Ala.; s.n., 1976.

Principles of Education, a Workbook. Minneapolis; Burgess Pub. Co., 1953.