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Dr Herbert E. Longenecker

Dr Herbert E. Longenecker

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Death 18 Sep 2010 (aged 98)
Burial Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 149687766 · View Source
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LONGENECKER, HERBERT EUGENE President Emeritus of Tulane University, scientist, educator, and community leader, died September 18, 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama, his home since 1983. He was 98. Born May 6, 1912 in Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. At Penn State he earned a PhD in biochemistry. He married Marjorie Jane Segar of Mechanicsburg, PA. In 1938, Longenecker joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1955, the University of Illinois recruited Longenecker to lead its health professional colleges of dentistry, medicine, and pharmacy, school of nursing. Longenecker became vice president in charge of the Chicago Professional Colleges. Beginning in 1960 and for the next 15 years, Longenecker served as President of Tulane University in New Orleans.

Longenecker served as the first chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the U.S. Naval Academy; a longtime director and chairman of the Nutrition Foundation (1961-1985); a director of the Bush Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota (1969-1984); and a director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York. From 1977 to 1979, after retirement from Tulane, Longenecker served as the Managing Director of the New Orleans World Trade Center, where he had been a director beginning in 1961.

Longenecker is survived by his wife Katherine Butler, and children. His brothers Frank and John Longenecker of Lititz, PA; his wife Jane, son Geoffrey Herr Longenecker of Covington, LA and Versailles, KY predeceased him.
Birmingham News (AL), September 29, 2010


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  • Created by: jbrubaker
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149687766
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Herbert E. Longenecker (6 May 1912–18 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149687766, citing Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by jbrubaker (contributor 48022979) .