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MUSKOGEE Native Dies in Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ John V. Irwin, a retired speech pathology professor who had taught at Eastern Kentucky University, died Tuesday at his home in Lexington. He was 85.

Irwin, a Muskogee, Okla., native, was a visiting distinguished professor in communication disorders at EKU from 1980 to 1987.

He was a past president of the American Speech and Hearing Association, and had served on advisory and project committees for the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Education.

Irwin received a master's degree in speech pathology from Ohio State University and a doctorate in speech pathology from the University of Wisconsin. He was a B-17 pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Barton Irwin; a son, John O. Irwin of O'Fallon, Ill.; and a daughter, Nancy Maxwell of Boston.
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