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George Harold Powell

George Harold Powell, American agricultural products executive. Member various horticultural and agricultural societies.


  • Powell, George Harold was born on February 8, 1872 in Ghent, New York, United States. Son of George T. and Marcia R. (Chase) Powell.

  • Education

    • B.Agr., Cornell Univercity, 1895, Master of Agriculture, 1896.


    • Horticulturist, Delaware College Agricultural Experiment Station, Newark, 1896-1901. Assistant pomologist, 1901-1904, pomologist, in charge fruit transportation and storage investigations, 1904-1909, assistant chief Bureau Plant Industry, 1910, United States Department of Agriculture. Secretary and manager Citrus Protective League of California, Los Angeles, 1911.

      General manager California Fruit Growers’ Exchange, September 1, since 1912(corporation markets fruit for 10,000 orange and lemon growers, representing 72% of citrus industry of California).


    • Author: Coöperation in Agriculture, 1913. In charge of perishable foods div., United States Food Administration, Washington, 1917-1919.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Unitarian


    Member various horticultural and agricultural societies.


    • Married Gertrude E. Clark, July 1, 1896.
    • father: George T. Powell
    • mother: Marcia R. (Chase) Powell
    • spouse: Gertrude E. Clark
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    Born February 8, 1872
    Died February 19, 1922
    (aged 50)