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Name: Tillson, M. William
Fuller Form: Tillson, Merl William


Historical Note:

<p>  <span style="font-size: small; font-family: times new roman,times;"> <span>Merl William Tillson was born in Richmond, Ind. &nbsp;He received degrees from Earlham College and the University of Denver. &nbsp;He served as a pilot in the Navy Air Command during World War II.</span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: times new roman,times;">Mr.&nbsp; Tillson's wife was Juanita and they had one son together, Steve.<br /></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: times new roman,times;"><span> Prof. Tillson began work at Purdue University in the English Department in 1950 and left Purdue in 1964.&nbsp; He was a professor of English at Metropolitan State College in Denver for 13 years, retiring in 1985.&nbsp; <br /> </span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: times new roman,times;">Mr. Tillson passed away at the age of seventy on October 30.</span></p>

Sources:

Uncited obituary from Vertical File

Purdue University Board of Trustee minutes

Note Author: E. Wilkinson





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