Howard, James Raley, 1873-

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James R. Howard was a college graduate, a farmer, leader and promoter of U.S. farmers, and an official of farm organizations. He helped in the first Iowa rural school consolidation; was an Extension Service agent for the USDA; and was first Iowa Farm Bureau Federation president and first president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. He assisted in the success of the Farm Bloc; influenced better marketing of agricultural products; member of the St. Lawrence Seaway Commission; prominent in the Stockyards and Packers Act; campaigned for Herbert Hoover; on the Board of Governors of the American Farm Congress and was a field man for the Federal Farm Board. After his term of office as AFBF president he was also actively involved in farming. He wrote articles and speeches and became a much sought after speaker. Howard collected materials for writing an autobiography, but only completed an outline.

From the description of Papers, 1873-1982 (bulk 1873-1959). (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 39691756

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referencedIn New York State Farm Bureau Federation records, [ca. 1918-1968] Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Coverdale, John Walter, 1883-. Papers of John W. Coverdale, 1922-1940. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn David Franklin Houston papers, 1891-1930 (inclusive), 1913-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Howard, James Raley, 1873-. Papers, 1873-1982 (bulk 1873-1959). Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Kenyon, William Squire, 1869-1933. Papers of William S. Kenyon 1911-1933. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn David Franklin Houston papers, 1891-1930 (inclusive), 1913-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Farm Bureau Federation. corporateBody
associatedWith Bliss, Ralph Kenneth, 1880- person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Coverdale, John Walter, 1883- person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
associatedWith Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940 person
associatedWith Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. corporateBody
associatedWith Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934. person
associatedWith Kenyon, William Squire, 1869-1933. person
associatedWith Kline, Allan Blair. person
associatedWith Lowden, Frank O. (Frank Orren), 1861-1943. person
associatedWith McMillen, Wheeler, 1893- person
associatedWith New York State Farm Bureau Federation. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Farm produce--Marketing
Food industry and trade--Societies, etc
Agriculture--20th century


Birth 1873



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