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Lafayette Jefferson High School, 1998 Hall of Fame Recipients
1998 | Dr. Charles Hamilton Ade, MD - 1926 | Joseph T. Bumbleburg - 1954 | Richard V. Ebershoff - 1932 | Edward Elliott - 1932 | Pedro P. Granadillo - 1965 | Dr. Brent Miller, MD - 1982 | John B. Wellman - 1962 | Richard W. Wien - 1963
Richard V. Ebershoff
After graduation from Purdue University
with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard V. Ebershoff
father at Lafayette Tent and Awning
The company specialized in commercial and residential awnings, and supplies tents to various functions in over thirty states.
They were one of the suppliers of tents for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
They put together tents in various sizes from 12' X 12' to 100' X over 400'.
Dick has been active in many organizations including the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Center, a Life member of the Elks, original member of the Purdue Downtown Gridiron Club, served as President of IIK (Regional Association of Canvas Manufacturers), and the John Purdue Club.
He is an honorary member of the Reamers, the Gimlet Club and the P Men.
and President Hovde were the first two recipients of the coveted Diamond P presented by the John Purdue Club
was honored at a banquet in 1969 by Purdue University
and the Lafayette community for his
dedication and service.
business adventure and devotion to sports was instrumental in his
being on of the founders of the Indiana Pacers
has been instrumental in providing summer jobs for hundreds of young people, while they were students at Purdue University
and local high schools.
There are now four generations of Ebershoffs working at Lafayette Tent and Awning
to carry on the work ethics and pride instilled by Dick