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Oral history interview with William Fuller, 2007 Aug. 13

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TitleOral history interview with William Fuller, 2007 Aug. 13
IntervieweeFuller, William Richard, 1920-
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0708006(Fuller)
Date RecordedAugust 13, 2007
Abstract of InterviewBill Fuller is a native Hoosier who recounts growing up in the 1930s and 1940s and serving in the U.S. Army. He landed on Normandy Beach on D Day, after which he returned to Indianapolis and received BS in Mathematics and Physics , Magna Cum Laude. After working as a Mathematician at US Naval Ordinance Plant, he entered Purdue for graduate work and PhD 1957 in mathematics. He became Assistant to Head of the Mathematics Department and Head in 1959. From 1965-1976 Associate Dean School of Science and elected to University Senate, Chairperson 1984-85. He served as Interim Chancellor of North Central campus 1979-1982. A charter member of Great Book of Teachers, he talks about teaching and interacting with students. He is active in the local community, Rotary Club, Lafayette Symphony and has continued being active in the other organizations including the Indiana Chapter of Partners of the Americas.
SubjectsFuller, William Richard, 1920- --Interviews
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Purdue University--Faculty
World War, 1939-1945
Mathematicians
Genre (AAT)Interviews
Oral history (document genres)
Sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration40 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6xk8dn7
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