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1940 Who's Who


MCGINNIS, ELWYN MALCOM: County Agricultural Agent; b Washington, Iowa Mar 4, 1898; s of Joseph Ramsey McGinnis-Anna Elizabeth Stephens; ed Washing HS 1918; Iowa St Coll; Alpha Tau Omega; Epsilon Sigma Phi, awarded key for 10 years service in extn work by USDA; m Hazel Luta McLaughlin Mar 21, 1923 Des Moines; s James Russell; summer 1919 Washington Co Club agt; 1920-21 Audubon Co club agt; 1923-25 farmer, Washington Co, 1925- Audubon Co agrl agt, Audubon; secy Audubon Co Planning Bd; supt of judges Audubon Co Fair; instrumental in promoting co cornhusking meets in Iowa and in Audubon; Audubon Co through his bur 3rd standard co in Iowa girls 4-H Club, had one of 1st US Girls 4-H Club Health Champions, 1928 girls' 4-H health champion in Iowa, 1939 boys' 4-H health champion in Iowa; instrumental in bringing CCC to Audubon Co, soil conservation service; 1934 under his direction Audubon Co AAA com 1st co in US to get all Corn-hog Contracts to Washington D C; during World War enl Sept 1918 OTS, Camp Pike Ark, 4th co 5th batt Iowa inf, disch Dec 13, 1918; Amer Legion post 120; past dir Iowa Co Agrl Agts Assn; secy Audubon Co Soil Conservation & Improvement Assn; past mbr advisory com Audubon BSA; C of C, dir, past VP; pres Audubon Country Club; Waltonians; AF&AM 393; First Presby Ch; hobby: athletics; res 815 South, Audubon.

Key to Abbreviations

Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 68-69.

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