DR. DAVID WARREN CRAIK, 49, head of the Hardin-Simmons
University's biology department, died at his home in
Abilene, TX, on Dec. 5, 1963.
Dr. Craik was born Aug. 19, 1914, at McPherson, KS, to
Elmer L. & Elva Miller Craik. He earned his Bachelor of
Science degree from Uniata College, Huntingdon, PA, in
1936; his Master of Arts from the University of Kansas,
Lawrence, in 1938, and Doctor of Philosophy at the latter
He taught at Ranger High School and Ranger Junior College
1939-43, at University of Kansas 1945-47, at Howard College
in Birmingham, AL, 1947-50, and at the University of Corpus
Christi 1950-53. He had been at H-SU since 1953.
He was a past vice president of Texas Academy of Science and
past chairman of South Texas Academy of Science.
Dr. Craik, at the time of his death, was a member of Phi Sigma,
honorary biological fraternity; Sigma XI, science fraternity;
American Association for the Advancement of Science and Texas
Academy of Science.
A member of the First Baptist Church , Dr. Craik served as
Chairman of the church's Boy Scout committee until he became
He & his wife, Eva Young Craik, had four children: David Dale,
Robert Alan, Gary Charles and Philip Lee Craik.