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Edgar Whitcomb
Edgar Doud Whitcomb (cropped).jpg
Whitcomb in 2006
43rd Governor of Indiana
In office
January 13, 1969 – January 8, 1973
Lieutenant Richard Folz
Preceded by Roger Branigin
Succeeded by Otis Bowen
Secretary of State of Indiana
In office
December 1, 1966 – December 1, 1968
Governor Roger Branigin
Preceded by John Bortoff
Succeeded by William Salin
Personal details
Born (1917-11-06)November 6, 1917
Hayden, Indiana, U.S.
Died February 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 98)
Rome, Indiana, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Dolfus
(m. 1953-1986, divorced)
Evelyn Gayer
(m. 2013-2016, his death)
Alma mater Indiana University, Bloomington
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service USAAC Roundel 1919-1941.svg United States Army Air Corps
United States AR seal.svg United States Army Reserve
Years of service 1940–1946 (Army Air Corps)
1946–1977 (Army Reserve)
Rank US-O2 insignia.svg Lieutenant (Army Air Corps)
US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel (Army Reserve)
Battles/wars World War II
 • Fall of the Philippines 1941-2
 • Battle of Bataan
 • Battle of Corregidor
Edgar Doud Whitcomb (born November 6, 1917) was the 43rd Governor of Indiana.

Edgar Doud Whitcomb (November 6, 1917 – February 4, 2016) was an American politician. He was the 43rd Governor of Indiana. He served from 1969 to 1973.

Whitcomb was born in Hayden, Indiana. Whitcomb died February 4, 2016 at his home in Rome, Indiana from heart failure at the age of 98.


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