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The Oldest Living Aggies

Scot Walker '90 May 3, 2021 3:35 PM updated: May 3, 2021 6:00 PM

The oldest known living Aggie is Col. George Baram '37 of Coronado, Calif., who turned 106 in May 2020.

Baram was a cadet at A&M and received a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering.

William D. McMahon '40 of Longview, Texas, celebrated his 104th birthday in September 2020. Like Col. Baram, he was in the Corps and received a bachelor's in petroleum engineering.

Byrom T. Wehner '39 of Houston, who turned 103 in March 2021, graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, was commanding officer of the Aggie Band in 1938-39, and was junior class vice president in 1937-38. He was stationed at Rock Island Arsenal during World War II.

James F. Scheumack '41 of Green Valley, Ariz., who turned 102 in December 2020, was a cadet and lived in Walton Hall. He graduated in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

John F. Dexter '40 of Venice, Fla., who turned 102 in April 2021, was a cadet and received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He worked for Dow Corning.

Charles L. Walker '41 of San Antonio, who turned 101 in July 2020, was a cadet and received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He is a retired owner of Harrison and Walker Construction Co.

James D. Wells '41 of Houston, who turned 101 in July 2020, was a cadet and graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Some records in The Association's database do not include birthdates. If you have information about other former students who may be among the oldest living Aggies, please email The Association at

The oldest Aggie ever to have lived, as far as can be determined by Association records, was Col. Tom C. "Ike" Morris '33 of San Antonio. He passed away on Oct. 20, 2019, at the age of 109 years. Read more about Col. Morris at


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