Reports of Central Board of Review / Elwood Mead, W.L. Marshall, I.D. O'Donnell. [1915-1916]
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Ignatius Daniel O'Donnell was born in 1860 in Norfolk, Ontario Canada to Scot-Irish parents. When Ignatius was four, the family moved to Saginaw, Mich. In 1882 I.D. moved to the Yellowstone Valley in Montana. Five years later he married Louise Roeser of Michigan and together they had six children. O'Donnell became one of Montana's most well known farm leaders. He popularized the raising of such crops as alfalfa and sugar beets and helped establish modern methods of irrigation and re...
Elwood Mead (1858-1936) was territorial engineer and later, the first state engineer of Wyoming, 1888-1899, and author of its first water code. From 1899-1907, he was in charge of irrigation investigations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was chairman of the Rivers and Water Supply Commission in Victoria, Australia, 1907-1915, professor of Rural Institutions at the University of California, 1915-1924, and Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1924 until his death in 1936....