Collection Number: SC#189
Marvin Singleton Collection
Marvin Singleton was born October 7, 1939. He was educated at Schreiner Institute, Kerrville, Texas; The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee; and The University of Tennessee Medical School, where he received his M.D. degree. He was a practicing physician in Joplin, Missouri, specializing in ear, nose, and throat, problems.
Dr. Singleton was a resident of Newton County. He has been a member of the rotary club, Methodist church, Elks Club, Masonic Lodge, Farm Bureau, Newton County Historical Society, and Newton County 4-H.
Dr. Singleton was elected to the Seneca R-VII School Board. He was also elected as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1988 and 1992.
Dr. Singleton was first elected to the 32nd State Senatorial District in a special election on June 5, 1990, and was re-elected in November 1990, 1994, and 1998. In 1996 and 1998 Senator Singleton was elected to the Senate leadership position of Assistant Minority Floor Leader. Senator Singleton has served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare and State Budget Control; Vice-Chairman of the Senate Administration Committee and was a member of the Senate Committees on Insurance and housing, rules, joint rules, resolutions, and ethics.
Senator Singleton has also been a member a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures Health Committee, the Southern Legislative Conference Human Services, and Public Safety Committee and Advisory to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The papers of retired Missouri State Senator for the 32nd District, Marvin Singleton. Dr. Singleton served as state senator from 1990-2003.
Donated by Marvin Singleton in 2002 and 2005.
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