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In Memory of Buck Harless
Buck was revered by the Marshall University community and we thank him for all he has done for the people of West Virginia and Marshall University. The greatest honor he could have bestowed on us was the 'Harless' name. It is a proud and lasting legacy that affirms the profound influence that he had on this university, our people and our beloved state."
Harless was born in Taplin, in Logan County, on Oct. 14, 1919, but lived most of his life in Gilbert, W.Va. He enjoyed success in the timber and coal industries, and was Chairman of the Board with International Industries, Inc. He was past chairman of the Marshall University Board of Advisors and a former member of the Marshall University Foundation Board.
Harless also received an honorary doctorate from Marshall, was named to the Marshall University Business Hall of Fame, and received the John Marshall Medal of Civic Responsibility.
His generous financial contributions have supported the Buck Harless Student Athlete Program at Marshall, and the June Montgomery Harless Center for Rural Educational Research & Development at Marshall is named for his late wife. The Harless Dining Hall at Marshall, which opened in January 2004, also is named for him. And, the Harless Auditorium at the Marshall University Medical Center is named after Buck's late son, Larry Joe Harless.
Harless also was one of the first contributors to the Society of Yeager Scholars at Marshall University.