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Baumgardner, Marion F., 1926-



  • Existence: February 7, 1926 - August 24, 2020

Biographical Information

Dr. Baumgardner was born on February 7, 1926, on Baumgardner Farm, three miles south of Wellington, Texas. He received his Bachelor's degree from Texas Technological College. He received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue. He was an instructor with the State Soil Testing Laboratory at Purdue and in the agronomy department. In 1967, he became an associate professor of agronomy at Purdue. He was promoted to professor in 1973. Between 1977 and 1980 he was program leader for the Earth Sciences Programs at the Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing.

He was accepted for a three-year appointment with the Methodist Board of Missions to teach soil and crop science at the Allahabad Agricultural Institute, a college in the Gangetic Plain of north central India.


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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Feuer papers

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: 20160115.1

Marion Baumgardner Papers

Identifier: MSF 562
Content Description Personal and professional papers that include family history, photographs, awards, and correspondence from Marion Baumgardner.
Dates: circa 1950-2021

Marion Baumgardner papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2022-084
Dates: circa 1950-2021

University Place retirement community records

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20150717