Truman George Yuncker
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000955: Yuncker House

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Photographs of a student housing duplex at DePauw University, Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana. This house is named in honor of Truman George Yuncker [01197] who headed the botany and bacteriology department at DePauw from 1921 to 1956.

Source: Betty-Jane Lee, "Yuncker House," e-mail message from [e-mail for private use] ([street address for private use], Boynton Beach, Florida), to Mike Voisin, 4 November 2009.

"DePauw University has honored its past by naming its student duplexes after significant individuals in the University's 167-year history, including alumni, faculty and administrators. Plaques have been placed on each of the buildings."

"Truman G. Yuncker (410 S. Indiana) was born in Carson City, Michigan, March 20, 1891 and died in Greencastle, Indiana January 8, 1964. He married Ethel B. Clafin in 1915, and they had two children, Betty-Jane and Barbara. A graduate of Michigan State University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Illinois, and a veteran of World War I, Yuncker headed the botany and bacteriology department at DePauw (1921-1956). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1953, a Fulbright Scholarship in 1957, and was considered the world's leading authority on piperaceae, an herb."

Source: DePauw University, DePauw University ( : viewed 3 November 2010), Duplexes Named in Honor of Distinctive Individuals from DePauw's Past.

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Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors ( : revised December 17, 2017), Gallery.

Revised: December 17, 2017

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