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Retired Purdue Professor Dale Margerum dies

Margerum taught at Purdue for 54 years before retiring with distinction in 2008.

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 10:52 AM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 10:52 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue is mourning the loss of retired Professor Dale Margerum.

According to the university's website, the professor of chemistry died Wednesday at his West Lafayette home.

He taught at Purdue for 54 years before retiring with distinction in 2008.

His wife, Sonya, served as West Lafayette Mayor for 24 years.

In 2015, the couple started the Sonya and Dale Margerum West Lafayette History and Research Center Endowment. It supports the West Lafayette Public Library's history and research center.

Margerum was 89 years old.

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