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Frank Streightoff '60 M.S.'56 M.B.A. '63

Butler Medal, 2003

Frank Streightoff is a retired patent attorney with Eli Lilly and Company. Frank comes from a Butler family; his father, Frank Hatch Streightoff was an acting professor of economics at Butler in the 1920s. His mother, Frances Elizabeth Doan Streightoff received a degree from Butler in 1907.

Frank graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in 1940 then earned an M.S. in botany from Butler in 1956, followed by an B.S. in business administration (1960) and an M.B.A. in 1963. He also earned a J.D. in 1970 from the Indiana University Law School.

In 1999, Frank donated his late first wife Ann's Landolfi cello to the university. In 2000, Frank and his wife, Bobbye, created a trust to fund the Streightoff Family Performance Hall, the principal performance space in Butler's Performing Arts Complex.

Frank attends alumni events in Texas and participates in local performing arts events. He and Bobbye have seven children and 12 grandchildren.

Updated 2003