|Secretary of Agriculture,
was born in Linden, Dallas county, Iowa. Educated in country school in
Dallas county and the Des Moines high school; entered Iowa State College
in 1900, spending two years. Married Blanche Scholes, April 27, 1904. From
1902 to 1908 associated with his father in farming and stock business.
Re-entered college in 1908, graduating from the animal husbandry course of
Iowa State College in 1910. As a student was a member of the Royal and
International live stock judging teams. Received a professional degree of
master of agriculture in 1920 from the same institution. Member of the
animal husbandry faculty of Iowa State College. Enlisted in world war in
March, 1918. Commissioned captain remount service in August. After being
discharged in March, 1919, took up the management of several farms in Palo
Alto county. Appointed assistant secretary of agriculture in July, 1924,
to fill the office made vacant through the death of Raymond W. Cassady.
Elected secretary of agriculture, general election in the fall of 1924,
and re-elected in 1926. Republican in politics.
Iowa State Executive Branch Biographies
From Iowa Official Register 1927-1928
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