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Donald Edgar Durdan
Birth: Sep. 21, 1920
Humboldt County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1971
Benton County
Oregon, USA

Professional Football Player. He was a three sport starter (football, baseball and basketball) at Oregon State University in the early 1940's. In 1942, when #12 OSU beat #2 Duke in the only Rose Bowl not played in Pasadena, he was the game’s Most Valuable Player. As for why Duke lost the game, Wallace Wade, Duke head coach answered; "Too much western football in general, and too much Don Durdan in particular". Don Durdan played halfback and defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers in 1946 and 1947, and then played basketball professionally for the Portland Indians of the Pacific Coast Basketball League from 1947 to 1948. He was inducted into the Oregon State Sports Hall of fame in 1988, and into the Tournament of Roses Hall of Fame in 1998, the only Oregon Stater to achieve this honor. (bio by: Cynthia M.) 
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  Maxine DeMoss Durdan (1923 - 2010)*
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Note: shares crypt w/father Arthur
Oak Lawn Memorial Park
Benton County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Mausoleum neastest gate, outside
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Originally Created by: Cynthia M.
Record added: May 17, 2003
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Donald Edgar Durdan
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Donald Edgar Durdan
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