G. Glen Ellis, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of G. Glen Ellis


Family members: G. Glen Ellis, Jr. (father), Marilyn J. (Bushing) Ellis (mother), and daughters Laurie M. (now Mrs. Donald Hootman of Bryan, Ohio), Leslee A., Linda J., and Lisa M.

Glen moved to Valparaiso in 1937 from Gary, Indiana. He attended the Valparaiso schools graduating in 1949. Being active in scouting he attained the Eagle rank in 1946 and attended the National Jamboree at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in 1950. Marilyn came to Valparaiso in 1950 as a student at Valparaiso University, primarily because her aunt, Vera Bushing, was catalogger at the University library.

Glen and Marilyn were married in 1952 while students at Valparaiso University. Glen graduated in 1953 with a BA in mathematics and accepted a position with the Goodyear Atomic Corp. in Portsmouth, Ohio. After working in Paducah, Ky., and Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the same company, Glen was drafted into the U. S. Army in October of 1953. After basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he was assigned to electronics school at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and later became an instructor there. During the period from 1952-1954, Marilyn was employed at 1st Federal Savings & Loan Assoc. of Valparaiso and then moved to El Paso.

Glen was employed by the Hebron Public Schools as a mathematics and science teacher from 1955 to 1958. In 1958 he was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for study at the University of Illinois and graduated with an M.S. in mathematics in 1959. He then took a position at Valparaiso High School as mathematics teacher and has been there ever since. He received an M.A.T. degree in mathematics from Purdue University in 1964.

Glen is a past president of the Valparaiso Teachers Assoc., was on the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Teachers Assoc., and is on the Board of Directors of the Valparaiso Community Concert Assoc.

Marilyn returned to Valparaiso University on a part-time basis in 1965 and graduated with a B. S. degree in Elementary Education in 1973. She took employment with the Valparaiso Community Schools as an elementary teacher at Central School, and is presently working on a master's degree at Valparaiso University. She is on the Board of Directors of the Valparaiso Community Concert Assoc. and is a member of PEO.

Laurie graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1972 where she was drum major of the band. She also graduated from International Jr. College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1973.

Leslee graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1974 and is presently a student at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She spent the summer of 1973 with a family in Sweden under the auspices of the Youth for Understanding program.

Linda is now a sophomore at Valparaiso High School and is active in instrumental music, dramatics, and athletics.

Lisa is a 5th grader at Central School and is active in music, gymnastics, and swimming.

The family has been active in the 1st United Methodist Church of Valparaiso.

Ubmitted by Glen Ellis, Jr.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 103

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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