Virgil L. Orr (born February 2, 1923) is a retired engineering professor and administrator at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, who served as a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 12 (Lincoln and Union parishes) from 1988-1992.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012 )〕
In 1940, Orr graduated from Glenmora High School in Glenmora south of Alexandria in southern Rapides Parish. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Louisiana Tech, where he helped to pay his expenses by working as a student food services waiter from 1940 to 1944.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Virgil Orr, Student Waiter )〕 He procured his Master of Science and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1948 and 1950, respectively.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Alumni News (2003) )〕 He served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. He also attended the Oak Ridge Institute for Nuclear Studies in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.〔"Louisiana: Orr, Virgil", ''Who's Who in American Politics, 2003-2004'', 19th ed., Vol. 1 (Alabama-Montana) (Marquis Who's Who: New Providence, New Jersey, 2003), p. 790〕
On September 1, 1952, Orr joined the Louisiana Tech faculty. In 1966, he was co-author with colleagues Charles A. Killgore and Woodrow W. Chew, Jr., also a registered petroleum engineer of the article, "Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium for the Hexamethyldisiloxane–''n''-Propyl Alcohol System," published in the ''Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data''.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Research Article (October 1966) )〕 He was later appointed "Dean of the College" and was serving as vice president of the university, under then president F. Jay Taylor, at the time of his retirement on June 30, 1980.〔Confirmed by the Human Resources Office at Louisiana Tech University.〕 Louisiana Tech honors Orr with the Virgil Orr Professorship in Chemical Engineering〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Endowed Eminent Scholar Chairs and Endowed Professorships )〕 and the Virgil Orr Undergraduate Junior Faculty Award, presented to non-tenured instructors.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=The Virgil Orr Junior Faculty Award )〕
In 1991, Orr received the prestigious Robert E. Russ award, named for Robert Edwin Russ, the founder of Ruston. In 1994, he received the Tower Medallion from the Louisiana Tech Alumni Association. The next year he was listed among the "Top 100 Alumni" of Louisiana Tech.〔
He and his wife, the former Myrtis Chandler (born April 27, 1924), reside in Ruston. Orr is or has been a Sunday school teacher at the large Temple Baptist Church in Ruston.
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