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  Daniels earned his bachelor of business administration degree in 1961 from SHSU and his dentistry degree in 1969 from the University of Texas. As an SHSU student he was a charter member of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and worked for PPG Industries while attending night school. He was a member of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity at the University of Texas.

He served in the U. S. Army from 1969-71 and has continued his public service with such community groups as First United Methodist Church of San Marcos, the Wimberley Players theatrical group, of which he was founding president, Wimberley Lodge #1445, Austin Scottish Rite Bodies, Ben Hur Shrine in Austin, the Heritage Association of San Marcos, which he has served as director and president, Preservation Associates of Hays County, Hays County Community Health Foundation (serves as director), Twin Valley District Friends of Scouting, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Southwest Texas State University, the Mayflower Society, Sons of the Republic of Texas, New Braunfels Area Car Club, San Marcos Cattlemen's Association, and San Marcos Cemetery Association.

His civic awards include the Distinguished Service Award by the Texas Historical Society and being named Citizen of the Year by the San Marcos Area Board of Realtors.

His professional memberships include the River District, Texas, and American Dental Association. He was named a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in 1978, served two terms as director of the 10th District Dental Society, and was selected as one of the 12 outstanding dentists in Texas in 1981.

He has participated in and directed numerous Lions Club projects at the local, district and statewide levels, held many Lions Club offices including District Governor and won several awards including San Marcos Lions Club Lion of the Year, the district Golden Spur Award, the Melvin Jones fellowship, the Ed Flood Award, the Harry Reasonover Award and a Texas Lions fellowship.

As profiled at the October 15, 1999 Distinguished Alumni Banquet


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