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Ahlrichs, James L., 1928-2016



  • Existence: September 13, 1928 - April 22, 2016

Biographical Information

James L. Ahlrichs was a professor Emeritus of Agronomy. He was born on September 13, 1928 near Palmer, Iowa. He received his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education in 1950 while attending Manson Public High School and Iowa State College. He received his master's degree in Soil Fertility and Mineralogy from Iowa State University in 1955. Then in 1961, he completed his Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy at Purdue University. While at Purdue, he became a full-time instructor in Soil Science. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.


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


Purdue University Agricultural Faculty Meeting Minutes. Accessed March 4, 2019.