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Robert Harry Vegeler

Robert Harry Vegeler, American former library administrator. Named Honorary Commander of Garrison Mayor Fort Wayne, 1979.


  • Vegeler, Robert Harry was born on March 2, 1917 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Son of Harry F. and Clara I. (Brabandt) Vegeler.

  • Education

    • AB, Manchester College, 1941. Bachelor of Science in Law.S., University Illinois, 1944.


    • With Fort Wayne Public Library, 1937-1980, coordinator adult services, 1958-1964, assistant director library, 1964-1979, director library, 1979-1980, director emeritus, from 1980.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    President Lakeside Junior High Parent-Teachers Association, Fort Wayne, 1961-1962. Board directors Allen County Fort Wayne History Society. Member Fort Wayne Mayor's Recreation Committee Embassy Foundation, since 1978.

    Classical music show host Indiana-Purdue University radio station. Board directors ARCH, community group for preservation history structures, Fort Wayne, since 1979. Member Indiana Library Association, Fort Wayne Library Association, Manchester College Alumni Association, University Illinois Alumni Association Clubs: Fortnightly, Masons.


    • Married Eldon I. R. Baker, March 30, 1940. Children– Becky Lee Vegeler Ferguson, Robert Owen.
    • father: Harry F. Vegeler
    • mother: Clara I. (Brabandt) Vegeler
    • spouse: Eldon I. R. Baker
    • children: Becky Lee Vegeler Ferguson Vegeler
    • Robert Owen Vegeler
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    Died March 23, 2004
    (aged 87)
    • 1941
      Manchester College
    • 1944
      University Illinois