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Thomas Kyle Cowden

Thomas Kyle Cowden, American government official. Member American Farm Economics Association (past president), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Gamma Rho.

Background

  • Cowden, Thomas Kyle was born on June 14, 1908 in Hickory, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John M. and Nettie M. (Mitchel) Cowden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1930, Master of Science, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1937. Doctor of Laws, Purdue University, 1966.

    Career

    • State College, 1931-1936. Teaching, research Purdue University, 1937-1943. Director research American Farm Bureau Federation, 1943-1949.

      Head department agricultural economics Michigan State University, 1949-1954, dean College Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1954-1969. Assistant secretary agriculture United States Department of Agriculture, 1969-1973, counselor to secretary agriculture, 1973-1978. Teacher Michigan State University Cons. various governmental and business agys.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on marketing and agricultural policy to periodicals.

    Membership

    Member American Farm Economics Association (past president), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Gamma Rho.

    Connections

    • Married Clara Williams, February 6, 1937. Children: John W., Jean W. Research Pennsylvania.
    • father: John M. Cowden
    • mother: Nettie M. (Mitchel) Cowden
    • spouse: Clara Williams
    • children: John W. Cowden
    • Jean W. Research Pa Cowden
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    Died December 18, 1983
    (aged 75)
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