Paul Doak passes

May 15, 2019

Dr. Paul DoakPaul Doak, Emeritus Associate Professor, passed away on Sunday, May 12 at the age of 90. Doak taught in the economics department from 1962 to 1992. This emphasis of his professional career was on teaching and advising students majoring in agricultural business. He served as advisor of the Ag Business Club. For Iowa State's sesquicentennial, he wrote an essay on his experiences in the economics department.

A graveside service was held Thursday, May 16, in Columbia, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Paul may be made by mailing a check to the Paul Doak Agricultural Business Recruiting Scholarship Fund at Iowa State University Foundation, 2505 University Boulevard, Ames, IA  50010. The fund was established in 2009 by Josanne Six, one of Doak's ag bus students who graduated in 1990. You may also contribute online, at


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