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Eugene Butler

Eugene Butler, American editor, publisher. Board directors Hill Junior College History Complex; member Federal Hospital Council, 1951-1955, Nation Cotton Advisory Council, 1962-1966; Member Texas Agricultural Workers Association (president 1940-1941, Distinguished Service award 1978), Dallas Agricultural Club (president 1935), Texas Forestry Association, South Carolina.V., Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

  • Butler, Eugene was born on June 11, 1894 in Starkville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Tait and Dell (Bell) Butler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University), 1913. Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1915. Master of Science, Iowa State University, 1917.

    Career

    • With Progressive Farmer, 1917-1995, editor Texas edition, manager Dallas office, president, 1953-1968, chairman board directors, 1964-1984, editor-in-chief emeritus, 1984-1995. Agricultural information specialist M.S.A. trip to, Europe, 1952. Member group educators and journalists selected by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to make goodwill trip to, South America, 1941.

    Membership

    Board directors Hill Junior College History Complex. Member Federal Hospital Council, 1951-1955, Nation Cotton Advisory Council, 1962-1966. Member Texas Agricultural Workers Association (president 1940-1941, Distinguished Service award 1978), Dallas Agricultural Club (president 1935), Texas Forestry Association, South Carolina.V., Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Sigma Delta Chi.

    Clubs: Dallas Hardware and Implement, Ferndale Fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Britt Burns, June 11, 1921. Children: Eugene Britt, Mary Jean.
    Eugene Butler
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    Died June 5, 1995
    (aged 100)
    • 1913
      Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University)
    • 1915
      Cornell University
    • 1917
      Iowa State University
    • 1917 - 1995
      With Progressive Farmer
    • 1984 - 1995
      With Progressive Farmer