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Harland W. White

Birth
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death
7 Dec 2006 (aged 99)
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered. Specifically: Ashes scattered over family plot in Vallonia, Indiana Add to Map
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From the Friday, December 8th, 2006 Journal & Courier Newspaper (Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana):

"Harland W. White, age 99, a resident of Westminster Village, West Lafayette, Indiana, died at 1:41 a.m. Dec. 7, 2006.

Mr. White was born July 20, 1907, in Indianapolis, Indiana, was early educated at the public schools at Vallonia, Indiana, received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University and had additional education at Purdue University, Ohio University and the University of Hawaii.

Married Mary Lucille (Mock) White on May 25, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

His professional career included high school mathematics and physics teaching in Redkey, Indiana, and supervision principalships in Twelve Mile, Indiana, and Morocco. Upon his release from the Navy in 1945 he joined the admissions office staff at Purdue. In 1948 he became Associate Registrar directing admissions and was Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School for two years. In 1958 he became Director of Admissions, a position he held until his retirement in 1972.

In 1949, Mr. White was the co-organizer of the Indiana Committee on High School-College Cooperation. This committee later became the Indiana Division of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors. Mr. White served on the Board of Directors of the National Association, and in 1958 served as its National president. He served as a consultant to both the Regional and National offices of the College Entrance Examination Board.

He was a 70+ year member of the Washington Lodge 13 F&AM in Brownstown; a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; Past Patron of the West Lafayette Chapter 507 OES; and a member of the Lafayette High Twelve Club. He was a longtime member of the Rotary, and held local and state memberships in the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. He was also a Charter member of the Federated Church of West Lafayette.

In retirement, the Whites spent their summers at Westminster Village and their winters in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. White assisted in the 1980 reorganization of Westminster Village, West Lafayette.

Mr. White is survived by one son, William G. White (wife: Hannah) of Lansdale, Pa.; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. Marion Lewis of Pendleton. Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lucille (December 6, 2001); a son, Robert G. White (February 14, 2003); a daughter-in-law, Elsie Spechler (November 21, 2004); and a grandson, Michael White (February 4, 2005)."

From the Friday, December 8th, 2006 Journal & Courier Newspaper (Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana):

"Harland W. White, age 99, a resident of Westminster Village, West Lafayette, Indiana, died at 1:41 a.m. Dec. 7, 2006.

Mr. White was born July 20, 1907, in Indianapolis, Indiana, was early educated at the public schools at Vallonia, Indiana, received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University and had additional education at Purdue University, Ohio University and the University of Hawaii.

Married Mary Lucille (Mock) White on May 25, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

His professional career included high school mathematics and physics teaching in Redkey, Indiana, and supervision principalships in Twelve Mile, Indiana, and Morocco. Upon his release from the Navy in 1945 he joined the admissions office staff at Purdue. In 1948 he became Associate Registrar directing admissions and was Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School for two years. In 1958 he became Director of Admissions, a position he held until his retirement in 1972.

In 1949, Mr. White was the co-organizer of the Indiana Committee on High School-College Cooperation. This committee later became the Indiana Division of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors. Mr. White served on the Board of Directors of the National Association, and in 1958 served as its National president. He served as a consultant to both the Regional and National offices of the College Entrance Examination Board.

He was a 70+ year member of the Washington Lodge 13 F&AM in Brownstown; a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; Past Patron of the West Lafayette Chapter 507 OES; and a member of the Lafayette High Twelve Club. He was a longtime member of the Rotary, and held local and state memberships in the Indiana Retired Teachers Association. He was also a Charter member of the Federated Church of West Lafayette.

In retirement, the Whites spent their summers at Westminster Village and their winters in Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. White assisted in the 1980 reorganization of Westminster Village, West Lafayette.

Mr. White is survived by one son, William G. White (wife: Hannah) of Lansdale, Pa.; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. Marion Lewis of Pendleton. Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lucille (December 6, 2001); a son, Robert G. White (February 14, 2003); a daughter-in-law, Elsie Spechler (November 21, 2004); and a grandson, Michael White (February 4, 2005)."


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