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The oldest living Aggies

Kyle Heise '25 July 18, 2022 12:05 PM updated: July 19, 2022 12:24 PM

The oldest known living Aggie is Col. George Baram '37 of Coronado, California, who turned 108 in May 2022.

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

William D. McMahon '40 of Longview, Texas, will celebrate his 106th birthday in September 2022. Like  Baram, he was in the Corps of Cadets and received a bachelor's in petroleum engineering.

Edwin D. Hall, Jr. '39 of Westwego, Louisiana, turned 104 in March 2022. While at A&M, he studied architectural design and was a member of the Corps.  

Charles C. Bates '53 of Austin will celebrate his 104th birthday in November 2022. He earned his doctorate in oceanography while at A&M. 

James F. Scheumack '41 of Green Valley, Arizona, who will turn 104 in December 2022, was a cadet and lived in Walton Hall. He graduated in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Charles L. Walker '41 of San Antonio, who turned 103 in July 2022, 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 also turned 103 in July 2022, was a cadet and graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

William O. Karcher '42 of Austin celebrated his 103rd birthday in July 2022. He was a cadet and studied agricultural administration while at A&M. 

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 Oct. 20, 2019, at the age of 109 years. Read more about Morris at

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