Wilson, M. L. (Milburn Lincoln), 1885-1969

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Birth 1885
Death 1969
Americans

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Professor of Agriculture at Montana State College.

From the description of Papers, 1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155525246

Milburn Lincoln Wilson was born in Atlantic, Iowa on 23 October 1885, the son of John Wesley and Mary E. (Magee) Wilson. He received a B.S.A. from Iowa State College, Ames, in 1907 and his M.S. in agricultural economics and rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1920. He began his career as a farmer in 1907. He served as Assistant State Agronomist at Montana State College, Bozeman, 1910-1912; County Agent in Custer County, Montana, 1912-1914; Montana State Extension Agent Leader, 1914-1922; and an extension agricultural economist at Montana State College, 1922-1924. Between 1924 and 1926 he took charge of the U.S.D.A. division of farm management and cost accounting. During his stint as professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Montana State College, 1926-1933, he provided consultation on large-scale wheat farming in the U.S.S.R., 1929. From May 16 to September 1, 1933, Wilson served as the Chief Wheat Production Secretary in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and then moved on to the directorship of the Division of Subsistence Homesteads in the Department of the Interior until June 30, 1934. In 1934, Wilson was appointed the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and in 1937 the Undersecretary of Agriculture until 1 February 1940 when he became the Director of Extension Work at U.S.D.A. While Director, he also filled in as the Chief of Nutrition Programs and in the Production and Marketing Administration between 1943 and 1949. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Farm Economic Association (president, 1925), Epsilon Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Zeta. He was also a Unitarian and belonged to the Cosmos club. His writings include Farm Relief and the Domestic Allotment Plan (1933) and Democracy Has Roots (1939). Married on December 17, 1913 to Ida Morse from Cromwell, Minnesota, Wilson made his home in Washington, D.C. where he died in October 1969 and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.

From the guide to the M. L. Wilson Collection, 1935-1960, (Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections)

U.S. government official and collector of Lincolniana.

From the description of M.L. Wilson Abraham Lincoln collection, 1849-1973. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 70969828

Agriculturist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Milburn Lincoln Wilson : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309727607

Milburn Lincoln Wilson was born in Atlantic, Iowa, on 23 Oct. 1885, the son of John Wesley and Mary E. (Magee) Wilson. He received a B.S.A. from Iowa State College, Ames, in 1907 and his M.S. in agricultural economics and rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1920. He began his career as a farmer in 1907. He served as Assistant State Agronomist at Montana State College, Bozeman (1910-1912); County Agent in Custer County, Mont. (1912-1914); Montana State Extension Agent Leader (1914-1922); and as an extension agricultural economist at Montana State College (1922-1924). Between 1924 and 1926 he took charge of the U.S.D.A. division of farm management and cost accounting. During his stint as professor and head of the Dept. of Agricultural Economics at Montana State College (1926-1933), he provided consultation on large-scale wheat farming in the U.S.S.R.. From 16 May to 1 Sept. 1933, Wilson served as the Chief Wheat Production Secretary in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and then moved on to the directorship of the Division of Subsistence Homesteads in the Dept. of the Interior until 30 June 1934. In 1934, Wilson was appointed the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and in 1937 the Undersecretary of Agriculture until 1 Feb. 1940 when he became the Director of Extension Work at U.S.D.A. While director, he also filled in as the Chief of Nutrition Programs and in the Production and Marketing Administration between 1943 and 1949. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Farm Economic Association (president, 1925), Epsilon Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Zeta. He was also a Unitarian and belonged to the Cosmos Club. His writings include Farm Relief and the Domestic Allotment Plan (1933) and Democracy Has Roots (1939). Married on 17 Dec. 1913 to Ida Morse from Cromwell, Minn., Wilson made his home in Washington, D.C., where he died in Oct. 1969 and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.

From the description of M.L. Wilson papers, 1913-1970. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 71054863

Milburn Lincoln Wilson was born in Atlantic, Iowa, in 1885. He received a B.S.A. from Iowa State College, Ames (1907) and his M.S. in agricultural economics and rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1920). He began his career as a farmer in 1907. He served as assistant State Agronomist at Montana State College, Bozeman (1910-1912); County Agent in Custer County, Mont. (1912-1914); Montana State Extension Agent Leader (1914-1922); and as extension agricultural economist at Montana State College (1922-1924). Between 1924 and 1926 he took charge of the U.S.D.A. division of farm management and cost accounting. During his stint as professor and head of the Dept. of Agricultural Economics at Montana State College (1926-1933), he provided consultation on large-scale wheat farming in the U.S.S.R. From 16 May to 1 Sept. 1933, Wilson served as the Chief Wheat Production Secretary in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and then moved on to the directorship of the Division of Subsistence Homesteads in the Dept. of the Interior until 30 June 1934. In 1934, Wilson was appointed the assistant Secretary of Agriculture and in 1937 the Undersecretary of Agriculture until 1 February 1940 when he became the Director of Extension Work at U.S.D.A. While director, he also filled in as the chief of Nutrition Programs and in the Production and Marketing Administration (1943-1949). He died in 1969.

From the description of M.L. Wilson collection, 1935-1960. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 70969118

Milburn Lincoln Wilson was born in Atlantic, Iowa on 23 October 1885, the son of John Wesley and Mary E. (Magee) Wilson. He received a B.S.A. from Iowa State College, Ames, in 1907 and his M.S. in agricultural economics and rural sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1920. He began his career as a farmer in 1907. He served as Assistant State Agronomist at Montana State College, Bozeman, 1910-12; County Agent in Custer County, Montana, 1912-14; Montana State Extension Agent Leader, 1914-22; and an extension agricultural economist at Montana State College, 1922-24. Between 1924 and 1926 he took charge of the U.S.D.A. division of farm management and cost accounting. During his stint as professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Montana State College, 1926-33, he provided consultation on large-scale wheat farming in the U.S.S.R., 1929. From May 16 to September 1, 1933, Wilson served as the Chief Wheat Production Secretary in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and then moved on to the directorship of the Division of Subsistence Homesteads in the Department of the Interior until June 30, 1934. In 1934, Wilson was appointed the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and in 1937 the Undersecretary of Agriculture until 1 February 1940 when he became the Director of Extension Work at U.S.D.A. While Director, he also filled in as the Chief of Nutrition Programs and in the Production and Marketing Administration between 1943 and 1949. He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Farm Economic Association (president, 1925), Epsilon Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Phi, and Alpha Zeta. He was also a Unitarian and belonged to the Cosmos club. His writings include Farm Relief and the Domestic Allotment Plan (1933) and Democracy Has Roots (1939). Married on December 17, 1913 to Ida Morse from Cromwell, Minnesota, Wilson made his home in Washington, D.C. where he died in October 1969 and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.

From the guide to the M.L. Wilson Papers, 1913-1970, (Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections)

From the guide to the M.L. Wilson Abraham Lincoln Collection, 1849-1973, (Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections)

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