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Webster Pendergrass

Webster Pendergrass, American educational administrator. Recipient Distinguished Service award for extension specialists Tennessee County Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Association; Man of Month award Southern Seedman; Progressive Farmer Man of Year Tennessee Agriculture award, 1964; citation for outstanding service to 4-H; named Honorary State Farmer Future Farmers American.

Background

  • Pendergrass, Webster was born on January 7, 1914 in Byrdstown, Tennessee, United States. Son of Andrew Pleasant and Maudie Mae (Bowden) Pendergrass.

  • Education

    • 1 daughter, Betty June. Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1936, Master of Science, 1947. D.P.A., Harvard, 1954.

    Career

    • Assistant county agent, Wilson County, Tennessee, 1936-1937, Dickson County, 1937-1939, assistant county agent, Henry County, 1940-1942, county agent, 1942-1944. Instructor agronomy U. Tennessee College Agriculture, 1946-1947. Agronomist, leader agronomy extension Agricultural Extension Service, 1947-1957, dean agriculture, 1957-1968.

      Vice chancellor Institute Agriculture, 1968-1970, vice president for agriculture, 1970-1979, vice president emeritus, 1979-1983. Board of directors, vice president international Fertilizer Development Center, 1974-1980.

    Religion

    Denomination: Member Christian Ch

    Membership

    Served from ensign to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation (director 1957-1979), Tennessee Livestock Producers (director 1957-1974), Tennessee Education Association, Association Southern Agriculture Workers (president 1963-1964), U. Tennessee National Alumni Association (council, president agricultural secretary 1959), Alpha Zeta, Phi Delta Kappa (president 1935-1936), Phi Kappa Phi, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Zeta. Member Christian Church (elder).

    Clubs: Block and Bridle, Rotary (president 1969-1970, district governor 1975-1976).

    Connections

    • Married Mildred Knox Carter, June 20, 1937.
    • father: Andrew Pleasant Pendergrass
    • mother: Maudie Mae (Bowden) Pendergrass
    • spouse: Mildred Knox Carter
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    Died April 1, 1983
    (aged 69)
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