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John Parker Reynolds

John Parker Reynolds, American state agricultural administrator.


  • Reynolds, John Parker was born on March 1, 1820 in Lebanon, Ohio, United States. Son of John P. and Laura Patience (Wilson) Reynolds.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, 1838, later A.M. Bachelor of Laws, Cincinnati College of Law, 1840.


    • Admitted to bar, 1841. Practiced at Hamilton, 1841-1849. Engaged in stock farming in Illinois, 1849-1860.

      Editor National Live Stock Journal, 1869-1872. Secretary Illinois State Agricultural Society, 1860-1871. President State Board of Agriculture, 1873-1874.

      President Illinois State Horticultural Society, 1867. Secretary Inter-State Industrial Exposition, Chicago, 1873-1891. Illinois commissioner to Paris Exposition, 1867.

      President Illinois Commission to Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876. President Illinois State Sanitary Commission, 1862-1865. Chief state inspector of grain, Illinois, 1877-1881.

      Director-in-chief Illinois World’s Columbian Fair Commission, Chicago, 1891-1893.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Eliza Anne Bebb, November 3, 1842.
    • father: John P. Reynolds
    • mother: Laura Patience (Wilson) Reynolds
    • spouse: Eliza Anne Bebb
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    Born March 1, 1820
    Died March 27, 1912
    (aged 92)