Jardine, William Marion, 1879-1955

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1879-01-16
Death 1955-01-17

Biographical notes:

Educator, public official, and diplomat.

From the description of William Marion Jardine papers, 1908-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980132

William Jardine was born in 1879. Jardine served in various capacities throughout his career. From 1918 to 1928 he served as President of Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University). From 1928-1929 Jardine was Secretary of Agriculture of the United States. From 1930-1933 Jardine served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Egypt.

Returning to Kansas, Jardine served as State Treasurer of Kansas. In 1939 he accepted the Presidency of the Municipal University of Wichita (later Wichita State University). Jardine remained at the University until 1949. William Jardine died in 1955.

From the description of The papers of William Jardine as Secretary of Agriculture, Diplomat, and Wichita State University President. 1925-1950. (Wichita State University). WorldCat record id: 22232861

Biographical Note

  • 1879, Jan. 16: Born, Oneida County, Idaho
  • 1904: B.S., Agricultural College of Utah, Logan, Utah
  • 1905: Instructor, Agricultural College of Utah, Logan, Utah
  • 1905, Sept. 6: Married Effie Nebeker
  • 1905 - 1906 : Professor, Agricultural College of Utah, Logan, Utah
  • 1907 - 1910 : Assistant United States cerealist in charge of dry land grain investigations
  • 1912: Lecturer, Graduate School of Agriculture, Michigan Agricultural College, East Lansing, Mich.
  • 1913 - 1918 : Director of Experiment Station and Dean of Agriculture, Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kans.
  • 1918 - 1925 : President, Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kans.
  • 1925 - 1929 : Secretary of agriculture
  • 1930 - 1933 : Envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Egypt
  • 1933 - 1934 : State treasurer of Kansas
  • 1934 - 1949 : President, University of Wichita, Wichita, Kansas
  • 1949 - 1955 : President Emeritus, University of Wichita, Wichita, Kansas
  • 1955, Jan. 17: Died, San Antonio, Tex.

From the guide to the William Marion Jardine Papers, 1908-1955, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Diplomats
  • Rural conditions
  • College presidents
  • Education, higher
  • Agriculture--Economic aspects
  • Agriculture
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Egypt
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Universities and colleges

Occupations:

  • Educators
  • Cabinet officers
  • Diplomats
  • Public officials

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Kansas--Wichita (as recorded)