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Buchanan, DeWitt Wheeler, 1876-1977



  • Existence: May 16, 1876 - March 1977

Biographical Information

DeWitt "Buck" Buchanan graduated from Purdue in 1898 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, graduating in three years. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Purdue Track team. After graduation, Buchanan was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad, which included work on the Panama Canal. He later ran a successful family coal business, the Old Ben Coal Corporation, based in Illinois and the Midwest.


Dewitt W. Buchanan Interview, MSO 2, Purdue Office of Publications Oral History collection

MSA 62, DeWitt Buchanan collection

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Buchanan, Dewitt W., July 21, 1972

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Dewitt W. Buchanan by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 21, 1972