Leadership in 1958–59

Henry Bowman

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Henry A. Bowman became the 16th NCFR President, serving through 1959. He was a professor at the University of Texas. Earlier he had taught at Stephens College, where more than 6,000 students took his marriage course. His textbook, Marriage for Moderns, was used by hundreds of thousands of undergraduate students. He also wrote A Christian Interpretation of Marriage. His articles appeared in numerous scholarly and popular magazines and collection of readings on marriage and the family. Bowman had spent some time in Australia and New Zealand, working with the National Marriage Guidance Councils under a grant from the U.S. State Department. In addition, he had a research grant from the University of Texas to study Australia’s federal divorce law and its applicability to the establishment of a uniform, though not necessarily federal, law in the United States.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The following is an excerpt from Bowman‘s Presidential Address:

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 It is a time for intensified dedication, for renewal of conviction, for constancy of purpose, for courageous steps forward, for work and still more work. Through the products of science we may win a war; but only through the high quality of human personality as produced, at least in part, in family living can we hope to sustain peace.

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