National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry records, 1842-1994.
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At only 27, the ornithologist Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887) was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, a precocious appointment that suited a precocious scientist. Born into a well to do family in Reading, Pa., and raised in Carlisle, Baird acquired an interest in natural history even prior to enrolling at Dickinson College at age 13. Although he was not an outstanding student, he was unusually committed to his course in life, keeping meticulous notes of ...
The United States Department of Agriculture was established in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln and was elevated to a Cabinet level organization by President Grover Cleveland in 1889. The Department of Agriculture assists farmers and producers of food as well as creating policies and programs related to food distribution and nutrition information. The United States Department of Agriculture controls a number of regional offices through out the continential United States and its territories....
Government official, educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Earl Lauer Butz : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122569472 ...
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, was born on his family''s farm on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. His family moved to Whittier, California in 1922, and his father operated a grocery store there. His mother''s family were Quakers, and Nixon attended Whittier College, a Quaker institution. He graduated from Whittier in 1934, and won a scholarship to Duke University Law School. After graduating from Duke, he returned to Whittier, California and joined the la...
The National Grange was founded in 1867 by Oliver Hudson Kelly as a political advocate for farmers and a cultural and social bastion of rural life. From the description of National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry records, 1842-1994. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64071891 The National Grange was founded in 1867 by Oliver Hudson Kelley as a political advocate for farmers and a cultural and social bastion of rural life. From the guide to the N...
Taught Biblical introduction, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., with brief interruptions, from 1872 until his retirement in 1899. From the description of On the canon of scripture / [William Heth Whitsitt]. [18--?] (SBTS Library). WorldCat record id: 42083993 Clergyman and author. From the description of Papers of William Heth Whitsitt, 1885-1908. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062487 William Heth Whitsitt (1841-1911) was born in ...
William Saunders (1822-1900) horticulturist and landscape gardener, was appointed Superintendent of the Experimental Gardens of the newly created Department of Agriculture in 1862. He established and extensive collection of trees on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and developed a system of street tree-planting used in the District of Columbia in the 1870. He wrote widely on general horticulture and his publication include some 3, 000 titles. From the description of Willian Saun...
Roscoe Conkling was a New York politician and lawyer, serving in Congress as both Senator and Representative. He resigned abruptly to protest Federal appointments in New York, and returned to his law practice. He later declined an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Roscoe Conkling letter to D.B. Sickels, 1876 Apr. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52734482 Roscoe Conkling was a Senator (1867-81) and Congre...
Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower, apostle and later president of the LDS church. From the description of Speeches, 1966-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122462756 Ezra Taft Benson was United States Secretary of Agriculture January 21, 1953 – January 20, 1961. From the guide to the AV 14 Ezra Taft Benson U. S. Secretary of Agriculture audio recordings collection 1954-1977 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library) ...
Warren Grant Magnuson (b. April 12, 1905, Moorhead, Minn.-d. May 20, 1989, Seattle, Wash.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the State of Washington, graduated from the University of Washington law school in 1929 and served in several local and state-wide political posts until 1936 when he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Congress. During the Second World War he served in the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. He was a member of the Senate from 1944 to 1981, se...
George Armistead Smathers (b. Nov. 14, 1913, Atlantic City, N.J.-d. Jan. 20, 2007, Indian Creek Village, Fla.), a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Florida, graduated from the University of Florida law school in 1938. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. He was elected as a Democrat to two terms in the Congress, serving from 1947 to 1951, and was elected to the Senate, serving three terms from 1951 to 1969. From the description of Smathers...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...
First United States commissioner of agriculture, appointed by Abraham Lincoln in 1862. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to Millard Fillmore, 1851 Mar. 4. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33484442 ...
Botanist on the Mexican Boundary Commission, 1850; he was a specialist on grasses. His herbarium was acquired by the Missouri Botanical Garden in the autumn of 1891. From the description of George Thurber papers, [184-?-189-]. (Missouri Botanical Garden). WorldCat record id: 61773035 Thurber (Brown University, S.M.) was a chemist and self-educated botanist who served with the U.S. Boundary Commission, 1850-1854. He also edited American Agriculturist for 22 years...
U.S. army officer and U.S. commissioner of agriculture. From the description of Horace Capron papers, 1834-1961 (bulk 1871-1875). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131604 Horace Capron: worked in cotton manufacturing, 1829-1834; in 1834 commissioned colonel of the 32nd Regiment of Maryland Militia; opened a cotton factory, 1836; active in progressive farming and agricultural societies; from 1852-1854 special agent over certain Indian tribes in Texas; served in the Civil War, ...