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Donald C. Orr

Don (BE’56) has distinguished himself as a leader ever since he arrived on campus.  He played quarterback for the football team, leading the team to victory in the 1955 Gator Bowl and earning MVP distinction.  After Vanderbilt, he worked as an NFL official for 25 years and became president, then chairman, of the successful Nashville Machine Company.  He has dutifully served Vanderbilt over the years on fundraising committees for reunion, VUSE campaigns, and athletics projects.