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Merton Dick Van Orden (February 24, 1921 – December 9, 2018) was an American rear admiral in the United States Navy. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy. He was born in Austin, Texas. He was Chief of Naval Research from 1973 to his retirement in 1975.

Van Orden died of prostate cancer in Arlington, Virginia on December 9, 2018, aged 97.

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