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Tyler, Horace, 1923-2019



  • Existence: September 14, 1923 - March 28, 2019

Biographical Information

Horace Tyler was born on September 14, 1923 at a family farm in Benton County, Indiana. He graduated from Remington High School in 1941 and moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In 1942 he was drafted into the United States Army and was awarded a Bronze Star. Following his service, Tyler enrolled at Purdue University through the GI Bill. As a student he was involved in the Varsity Glee Club and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Tyler earned his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics in 1950. He later earned a Master's degree in extension education from Colorado State University.

Tyler began working as an assistant county extention agent in Indiana and later became a faculty member in Purdue University Agricultural Communications. Tyler's career as a Purdue professor continued for 40 years, during which time he participated in numerous agriculture-related events. He named professor emeritus upon his retirement.


Horace Tyler Obituary. Lafayette Journal Courier. March 30, 2019. Accessed April 3, 2019.


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