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Glenn, William E., (1924-2016)



William Glenn was born on March 22, 1924, in Erie, Pennsylvania. He served in the military from 1943 to 1946. In 1951, he received a B.A. in Education from Allegheny College and married Mary Roberta Anderson. William and Mary eventually had four children. In 1952, he started his career in the YMCA as a Youth Director in Oil City, Pennsylvania. In 1954, he began working for the state of Pennsylvania YMCAs. In 1957, he became a fraternal secretary for the International Committee of the YMCAs of the United States and Canada. From 1957 to 1961, he was stationed at the Montevideo YMCA and served as the Associate Director of the Instituto Technico and Associate Director of the South American Confederation. In 1961, he went to Istanbul, Turkey to serve as the Director of the Dersane YMCA. In 1963, he returned to the United States and became the Executive Director of the Meadville YMCA in Pennsylvania until 1970 when he left the YMCA to work for the Chicago Boys Clubs. He worked as a Campaign Director on the staff of the National Council of the YMCA in the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he participated in an exchange program sponsored by Illinois State University and went to Vladimir, Russia. He was later sponsored for return visits to Russia by the International Division of the YMCA of the USA to assist in founding a new YMCA. William Glenn died in 2016.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Paul B. Anderson and family papers

Identifier: Y.USA.86

Personal papers of Paul B. Anderson and material from other members of his family including Margaret Anderson, Harvey and Roberta (Anderson) Smith, and William and Mary (Anderson) Glenn. The collection is primarily related to Paul B. Anderson and the YMCA's international work.

Dates: 1900 - 2012