Now retired from his veterinary practice, Dr. Hardin is still active in the operation of a 600-acre hog farm in Boone County. He is also president of the board of directors, Union Federal Savings and Loan, Lebanon
He has served as president of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association, the Lebanon Rotary Club, the Indiana School Boards Association, and the Lebanon School Board. He was a member of the Lebanon City Council, and served as co-chairman of the county-wide United Fund Drive.
Dr. Hardin served as a member of the Indiana Veterinary Examining Board, the Indiana Controlled Substance Advisory Board, and the Advisory Council of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Bureau of Land, Forest and Wildlife Resources. A member of the John Purdue Club, Dr. Hardin also served as agricultural representative on the Purdue University Alumni Association Board. He received the Lebanon Jaycees’ 1980 Annual Distinguished Service Award for Community Service.
Dr. Hardin is a deacon and elder in the United Presbyterian Church, and is a third degree Mason. He is a member of the Elks Club, the American Legion, and the Ulen Country Club.
A native of Kingstown, Dr. Hardin completed a baccalaureate degree in animal science at Purdue University in 1942, and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree in Kansas State University in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II.