John Purdue

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Birthday
31, 1802
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 12, 1876 (73)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1802
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 12, 1876 (73)

About

American industrialist from Lafayette, Indiana, who was the primary and original benefactor of Purdue University. He requested that Purdue university be located in Battle Ground and that his named was associated with it.

Before Fame

He worked as a school teacher around Ohio and possibly in Michigan.

Trivia

He opened a dry goods business in Lafayette in 1839.

Family Life

He never married and had no heirs.

Associated With

He funded Purdue University, where comedian Jim Gaffigan studied.