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Oral history interview with Byron Anderson, 2007 June 27

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TitleOral history interview with Byron Anderson, 2007 June 27
IntervieweeAnderson, Byron
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0607038(Anderson)
Date RecordedJune 27, 2007
Abstract of InterviewByron L. Anderson was born on September 20, 1926 in Winchester, Indiana and attended school in that area. He graduated from Purdue University in 1948 with a Bachelors degree in Engineering and Air Transportation. He served in the US Navy Air Corps during World War II and is the former President of B L Anderson, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana. He talks about his term on the University's Board of Trustees as one of the three alumni representatives on the ten member board. His appointment began on December 1, 1981, a three year term, with subsequent re-elections until went off the Board in 1995. In November 1989, he was elected Vice President of the Board Bob Jesse was President. During his tenure Steven C. Beering was selected in 1983 as President of the University. Anderson served as Chairman of the Construction Committee. The recipient of numerous awards Sagamore of the Wabash from then Governor Orr, Eagle Scout Distinguished Award, Boy Scouts Foundation Silver Antelope Award, and Alumni Citizenship Award from the Purdue Alumni Association. Active in the local community, Anderson serves on the Boards of the North Central Health Services, Purdue Research Foundation and Schwab Safe, Inc.
SubjectsAnderson, Byron--Interviews
Purdue University. Board of Trustees
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
World War, 1939-1945
Genre (AAT)interviews
oral history (document genres)
video recordings
Media Typevideo
Original Formatvideo/DVD
Duration55 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6gf0skf
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