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Austin Daniel Crile

Austin Daniel Crile, American minister, farmer, rancher, academic administrator.


  • Crile, Austin Daniel was born on April 25, 1870 in Chile, Ohio, United States. Son of Michael and Margaret (Deeds) Crile.

  • Education

    • Student Scio (O.) College, 1887-1889. Bachelor of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1894. Post-graduated from the University Chicago Division School, 1901-1903.

      Doctor of Philosophy., Tusculum College, Greeneville. Tennessee, 1919.


    • Florence Evylin Alberta. Began as teacher at 17. Financial secretary Lutheran Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1894-1897, securing endowment and erecting the seminary building.

      Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1894. Pastor Wicker Park Church, Chicago, 1897-1910 (church growing from mission church to largest Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago). Resigned and located at Roswell.

      New Mexico; established the Manse Stock Farm and Orchard. Chairman and manager New Mexico Live Stock and Products Exposition, Roswell, N M., 1914-1916. President New Mexico College Agriculture and Mechanics Arts, 1917-1919.

      Farm and ranch property, 1933-1941. Commissioner of Public Lands for New Mexico, since 1929. President Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District.

      Loan correspondent Federal Land Bank, Wichita, Kansas Director Pecos Valley Compress Company Chaplain New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell. Member New Mexico State Board of Education, 1917-1919. Member New Mexico State Fair Commission, 1917-1919.

      Member Pecos Valley Cotton Growers. President Roswell Chamber of Commerce. Regent Eastern New Mexico Normal School.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Clubs: Rotary and Kiwanis (honorary.


    • Married Winifred Augusta Wood, June 12, 1890. Children: Dennis Rider Wood, Herman Revere, Winifred Lucile Bertha.
    • father: Michael Crile
    • mother: Margaret (Deeds) Crile
    • spouse: Winifred Augusta Wood
    • children: Dennis Rider Wood Crile
    • Herman Revere Crile
    • Winifred Lucile Bertha Crile
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    Born April 25, 1870
    Died October 30, 1954
    (aged 84)