Norman Babcock
Graduation Year: 1930
Induction Year: 1992
Sport (s): Baseball

A captain of the 1930 baseball team, coached by Gaumey Neal, Norman Babcock was a Rector Scholar at DePauw. He played shortstop on the varsity team for three years and hit around the .300 mark. In a game against Indiana when the Tigers had just three hits, two of them were doubles by Babcock. He continued to play amateur and semi-pro baseball for eight years following graduation, and his teams won the Indianapolis City Championship and the Indiana-Ohio league title. Upon graduation, in the spring of 1930, Babcock worked as an Assistant Traffic Engineer for Indiana Bell Telephone Company. That job ended because of the Depression, but he found work in the accounting department of the newly-formed Chevrolet Commercial Body Division of General Motors and stayed there until 1938 as cost department supervisor. He then became cost department supervisor for Talon, Inc. in Meadville, Pa., and was named treasurer in 1958. He held that title until 1968 when the company was acquired by Textron, Inc. After that merger he continued as treasurer of the Talon Division until his retirement in 1975. He has served on the boards of several civic organizations in Meadville. He has served as a class agent for DePauw for 45 years and, in 1962, received the University's Alumni Citation.