Professor of Physical Education. Born– December 4, 1922, in Selma, Ala. Parents– William Pressley and Lucile (Burt) Welch. Married– Edith Crockford, March 25, 1945. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, 1941-1943; University of North Carolina, B.A., 1944, M.A.; Springfield, M.Ed., 1947; Peabody, Ed.D., 1952. Physical director, YMCA, Vicksburg Miss.; Pensacola, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga. Taught at Emory University, 1956-1963; East Carolina University, 1963-1967; West Virginia Institute of Technology, 1967-. Member– AAHPER, American School Health Association, American College Sports Medicine Association, National College Physical Education Association for Men, Phi Delta Kappa. Died January 13, 2004.


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Edward Hitchcock, M.D.; Founder of Physical Education in the College Curriculum. Greenville, N.C.; East Carolina College, 1962.

A Physical Education Reader; History and Foundations. Parson, W. Va.; McClain Printing Co., 1974.

Physical Education as a Way of Life; the Story of Nathan Taylor Dodson. Durham, N.C.; s.n., 1972.