Life Trustee Edmond Haggar dies at 88

Author: Dennis K. Brown


Edmond R. Haggar Sr., a Life Trustee and alumnus of the University of Notre Dame, died Tuesday (Sept. 28) in his hometown of Dallas. He was 88.p. Haggar, who earned his accountancy degree from Notre Dame in 1938, was the retired chairman of the board and president of the Haggar Clothing Co., the Dallas-based apparel company founded by his father.p. Elected to Notre Dames Board of Trustees in 1976, Haggar served until 1987, when he was elevated to Life Trustee. He also served the University as a director of the Alumni Association, member of the advisory council for the Mendoza College of Business, and chair of the Sorin Society, the development organization composed of benefactors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to Notre Dame in unrestricted gifts.p. On behalf of the Haggar Foundation, Haggar and his brother Joseph made a $750,000 gift to Notre Dame in 1972 in honor of their father, J.M. Haggar. The gift made possible the renovation of the Haggar Hall of Psychology on the North Quadrangle of the Notre Dame campus.p. Haggar is survived by his wife, Patricia, five children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.p. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 2) at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas. Burial will be private.p.

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