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Chiropractic [sic] in 1947, as did his wife Juanita, and in 1961 was granted a Philosopher of Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Crowder taught Technique and Instrumentation at Palmer, starting in 1947. Among the administrative offices he held at the College were Director of Student Services and Director of Student Clinics. He was named Director of Alumni in 1964 and Vice President of Development in 1971.

Since 1947 he maintained a successful chiropractic practice in Davenport, where he conducted internship programs for many Palmer students. A lifelong servant to the community, he participated in many volunteer associations, including the Davenport Anti-Crime Foundation, Davenport Club, Putnam Museum, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Davenport Kiwanis Club, Davenport Chamber of Commerce, Center for Active Seniors and Plus 60 Club.

Dr. Crowder was also internationally known for his lectures about









about chiropractic and before legalisation of chiropractic in American states, he appeared as an expert witness on behalf chiropractors being prosecuted for practising without a license.

all of

In 1999 he was named a Fellow in the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic for his service and commitment to the college, and he was the only DC to receive an honorary membership in the Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers. He was also a recipient of the PCC International Alumni Award, an honorary Doctor of Chiropractic

Humanities degree, and a distinguished service award. Fellow in the International Chiropractors Association.

He was a

In his tribute to Dr. Crowder, Palmer president Dr. Guy Riekeman said, “He was a legendary teacher who touched the lives of several generations of Palmer Chiropractors. As an administrator, he was an integral player in the effort to unite Palmer alumni into a cohesive unit to increase fundraising, student recruitment and chiropractic awareness to the general public. He was also my chiropractor, and each visit I saw him, I learned more deeply what it meant to be an artist and to love your profession.

For the ten years I lived in Davenport, Dr. Crowder was my chiropractor, too, and it was his professionalism and dedication to chiropractic that first inspired me to become the fourteenth chiropractor in my family.

Dr. Crowder is survived by his wife, Dr. Juanita Nichols Crowder, and their daughter Ann.

2003 (Mar): The Tower [23(1)] includes:

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    Logan mourns passing of Dr. J.B. Morris” (p. 10); includes

photograph of Dr. Morris:

Dr. James “J.B.” Morris Dr. James “J.B.” Morris of Durham, N.C. passed away on December 3, 2002. Dr. Morris was a member of the first class of DCs to graduate from Logan College in 1939, four years after Dr. H.B.



Logan founded the college. Dr. Morris’ classmates included the late Dr. Clarence E. Miller, the late Dr. William Morgan, the late Drs. Art and Vi Nickson, the late Dr. Fern Logan Murray, Dr. Andrew Murray and Dr. Dudley Ruopp.

Dr. Morris maintained a strong commitment to chiropractic throughout his life. He had a successful career in practice in Durham, served on the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners and was president of the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. A graduate of Wake Forest College before he enrolled at Logan, he also completed postdoctoral study in physiotherapy and radiology at National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, Ill.

“We are very sorry to hear of Dr. Morris’s passing,” said Logan President Dr. George A. Goodman. “Dr. Morris maintained contact with Logan throughout his career, attending Homecoming celebrations regularly. Many members of our community were inspired by his

personality chiropractic profession.”

and his pioneers,

commitment to chiropractic. he made many sacrifices to help

Like many advance the

Dr. Morris’ survivors include his wife of 62 years, Eloise Chappell Morris, and their two sons, both Logan graduates: Dr. J. Douglas Morris (9/77) and Dr. Byron J. Morris (1/79). A daughter, successful television and stage actress Anita Morris Dale, preceded Dr. Morris in death. Dr. Faye Eagles (2/53) of Rocky Mount, N.C. prepared the announcement from the Logan Alumni Association when the association named Dr. Morris as its first “Alumnus of the Year” in 1981. She says that as a Logan student Dr. Morris, who was an accomplished musician, composed the lyrics to the Logan College hymn, “College So Dear.”

“Dr. J.B. enjoyed life and participated to the fullest,” says Dr. Eagles. She describes him as an outstanding leader in the state chiropractic leadership positions that he held and notes that he “Understood the need for and participated in partisan politics for legislative actions to the betterment of chiropractic. His office and home were filled with awards for his achievements.”

Dr. Morris was active in numerous business and community organizations in Durham, including work with the Durham Theatre Guild, developmentally disabled adults and a child abuse prevention center. An avid golfer, he “never turned down an opportunity to play golf or organize a charity golf tournament, says Dr. Eagles.

2003 (May): JACA [40(5)] includes:

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    Carol Marleigh Kline, JACA managing editor, authors “In remembrance of Dr. Edward L. Maurer” (p. 6); includes photograph:

Edward L. Maurer, DC, DACBR, died unexpectedly at his home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on March 27, 2003. Dr. Maurer was a giant

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