Ranger Exes Memorial - The Faculty - RJC

David Craik 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 in 1947. 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 ill. He & his wife, Eva Young Craik, had four children: David Dale, Robert Alan, Gary Charles and Philip Lee Craik.