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John Alexander BARGER

John Alexander BARGER, Inspector in Charge, United States Bureau of Animal Industry. Member of Mississippi Medical Association (Secretary, 1918-1921; President, 1922); Mississippi State Veterinary Medical Association (Honorary); American and Eastern Iowa, Iowa Veterinary Medical Associations; Masons, Scottish Rite, Shrine.

Background

  • BARGER, John Alexander was born on July 5, 1878 in Canton, S. Dakota. Son of John W. and Anna Maria (Loomis) Barger.

  • Education

    • Public Schools, Canton, S. Dakota, Beaver Creek and New London. Minnesota; Blair Business College, Spokane, Washington. Kansas City Veterinary College, Kansas City, Missoury, 1908.

      Doctor of Veterinary Surgery.

    Career

    • Served during Spanish- American War as Private in Company D, Fifteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 1898. Appointed Veterinarv Inspector, United States Bureau of Animal Industry and assigned to Meat Inspection Work at Kansas City, Kansas, 1908. Transferred to Texas Fever Tick Eradication work in Mississippi.

      1911: assigned to Foot and Mouth Disease Eradication work in Conn, and Massachusetts, 1914. Transferred to Tick Eradication work in Mississippi, 1915. Inspector in Charge of Tick Eradication work in Miss, with Headquarters at Jackson, 1916.

      Placed in charge of Eradication of Tuberculosis of live stock in Mississippi, 1918. Transferred to stock yards Inspection at Omaha, Nebraska, 1923. Inspector in Charge of all Government, activities in suppression of diseases of live stock in Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, since 1923.

      Author of short articles and talks on suppression of diseases of animals and development of Live Stock Industry. President Des Moines Federal Business Association. Vice-President American Veterinary Medical Assn.

    Religion

    Baptist Church.

    Membership

    Member of Mississippi Medical Association (Secretary, 1918-1921. President, 1922); Mississippi State Veterinary Medical Association (Honorary). American and Eastern Iowa, Iowa Veterinary Medical Associations.

    Masons, Scottish Rite, Shrine. Clubs: Oratorical, Caravan.

    Connections

    • Spouse Minnie Aileen Markey, March 25, 1908, Kirksville, Missouri.
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