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In Memoriam: Dr. Charles H. Ingraham, AEDE Professor Emeritus and Undergraduate Program Scholarship Funder

Aug. 21, 2013

Dr. Charles H. Ingraham, AEDE Professor Emeritus, passed away on August 19, 2013. Dr. Ingraham had a long career studying and teaching at Ohio State. He received his BS in 1950, his MS in 1958, and his PhD in 1964, all from Ohio State. He started working at Ohio State in 1950 as a County Agricultural Extension Agent in Hocking and Hamilton counties. He joined the AEDE faculty in 1950, serving as State Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist from 1950 to 1957. He then served as the State Extension Business Management Specialist from 1957 until his retirement from the department in 1980.

During his tenure at Ohio State, Dr. Ingraham received a distinguished service recognition to Ohio agriculture from the Governor, the State Legislature, and several organizations and businesses. In 2000, he was inducted into the Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame. After his retirement from Ohio State, he became associated with the College of Tropical Agriculture and the University of Hawaii. He served for two years as a consultant to the Hawaii Attorney General and 11 years with the Hawaii Governor’s Agriculture Coordinating Committee.

For many years, Dr. Ingraham sponsored a scholarship for undergraduate students studying Agribusiness and Applied Economics at AEDE. His contributions to the department enabled many students to successfully fund their studies and graduate from Ohio State.

Dr. Ingraham’s calling hours and funeral will be held at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 22nd from 1-3 pm and 5-7 pm. The funeral service will be held Friday, August 23rd at 10 am, with a visitation one hour prior to service. A brief graveside service will be held at 3 pm on Friday at Valley Cemetery, 27880 State Route 7, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

Friends, if they wish, may make a memorial gift to: OSU Foundation, (Charles and Josephine Ingraham Scholarship # 603375 on the memo line) and sent to the Foundation at 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43221, or they can send a gift to Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1235 Northwest Boulevard, Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212.

To read Dr. Ingraham’s full obituary, please click here.

August 21, 2013