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Garland Lester Boykin

Garland Lester Boykin, American government official. Member ICAFAO Agricultural Economics Survey Team, Nigeria, 1960; Served from First lieutenant to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946; Mason, Rotarian. Home and office: Box 117, Mesilla Park, New Mexico 88047.

Background

  • Boykin, Garland Lester was born on June 25, 1900 in Russell, Texas, United States. Son of James A. and Lyda (Garland) Boykin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry, Texas A. and M. College, 1922. Postgraduate Colorado State University, summers 1924-1926, Northwestern University, 1943-1944.

    Career

    • With Palma Soriano Sugar Company (Cuba), 1922-1923. High school teacher and coach, 1923-1927, manager Clarendon (Texas) Chamber of Commerce, 1927-1934. County agricultural agent, Texas, 1934-1937.

      State agricultural agent, New Mexico, 1937-1942, director, then associate director agricultural extension, 1946-1952. General manager Mimbres Valley Farmers Association, Deming, New Mexico, 1952-1958. Agricultural extension adviser United States Operations Mission, Manila, P.I., 1958, acting chief, agricultural div., to 1963.

    Works

    • Author report for Ceylon and United States Agency for International Development). Director Tri-State Associate Wholesale Grocers, El Paso, Texas, 1952-1958. Served from First lieutenant to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

      Major Reserve Mason, Rotarian. Home and office: Box 117, Mesilla Park, New Mexico 88047.

    Membership

    Member ICAFAO Agricultural Economics Survey Team, Nigeria, 1960. Served from First lieutenant to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Mason, Rotarian. Home and office: Box 117, Mesilla Park, New Mexico 88047.

    Connections

    • Married Lucy E. Matthews, September 2, 1924. Children: James L., Benjamin M., William E., Martha E. (Mistress.
    • father: James A. Boykin
    • mother: Lyda (Garland) Boykin
    • spouse: Lucy E. Matthews
    • children: James L. Boykin
    • Benjamin M. Boykin
    • William E. Boykin
    • Martha E. (Mrs Boykin
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    Born June 25, 1900
    Died September 18, 1966
    (aged 66)
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