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Kessler, Sherman O., 1914-2008



  • Existence: December 21, 1914 - November 6, 2008

Biographical Information

Sherman O. Kessler graduated from Purdue in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Husbandry. He earned a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics in 1938. He was active in farming in Montgomery County for more than 52 years, raising hogs, beef and corn.

Kessler served on the Board of Trustees from July 1973 to June 30, 1988. He also served as president of the Indiana Farm Management Association and was the recipient of two Sagamore of the Wabash awards. Kessler was a member of the Board of Trustees of Indiana Vocational and Technical College [now Ivy Tech Community College], served on the Purdue University President's Council, and was a member of the Purdue Farm Policy Study Group.


MSO 1, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program Collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.


Sherman O Kessler. Porter Funeral Homes website. Accessed October 18, 2019.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University building images booklet

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20121025

Purdue University photograph collection

 Unprocessed — Box: Box 1
Identifier: 20070401
Dates: 1962 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1990s - 2006

The Purdue student newspaper (1880s) collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 245
Scope and Contents Includes a complete run of The Purdue student newspaper of the 1880s, which ran from 1882-1888. A total of 54 issues appear in the collection, separated into six volumes. Volume 1 has eight issues, published monthly from November 1882 until June 1883. Volumes 2 through 6 have nine issues each, published monthly from October to June. There is also a Special Edition issue published in June 1888, in addition to the regularly published June issue for that year. Also present in the...
Dates: November 1882 - June 1888