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Jefferson Chenowth Dykes

Jefferson Chenowth Dykes, American author. Named Distinguished Alumnus, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1984. President Friends of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University Library, 1979. Fellow Soil Conservation Society of America (council); member Western Writers American, Range Society of America, Westerners International (president 1980, 81), Antiquarian Booksellers Association American.

Background

  • Dykes, Jefferson Chenowth was born on July 20, 1900 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of George Richard and Melrose (Chenowth) Dykes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1921. Postgrad., Colorado Agricultural College, 1929.

    Career

    • Teacher vocation agriculture, Stephenville and McAllen, Texas, 1921-1929. Professor agricultural education Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1929-1935. Erosion specialist Soil Conservation Service, Department Agriculture, Lindale, Texas, 1935, chief erosion control practices div., assistant regional conservator Fort Worth, 1936-1942, assistant chief, 1942-1950, department chief, 1950-1953, assistant administrator field services, 1953-1963, deputy administrator field services, 1963-1965.

      Western Americana dealer, from 1965.

    Works

    • King Fisher: His Life and Times
    • The biography of King Fisher is also the history of Dimmit County, Texas, during the period of unrest and upheaval along the Texas-Mexican border.
    • Cow Dust and Saddle Leather
    • Yet another dynamic personality emerges from the history of the American West in Cow Dust and Saddle Leather, the life story of Ben E.
    • Russell Roundup 1
    • hardbound edition of Jeff Dykes' Russell Roundup Catalogs 1 and 2, total of 1303 Russell items

    Membership

    President Friends of Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University Library, 1979. Fellow Soil Conservation Society of America (council). Member Western Writers American, Range Society of America, Westerners International (president 1980, 81), Antiquarian Booksellers Association American.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Lewin Read, August 1, 1923 (deceased July 1989). 1 daughter, Martha Ann Dykes Goldsmith.
    • father: George Richard Dykes
    • mother: Melrose (Chenowth) Dykes
    • spouse: Martha Lewin Read
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    Born July 20, 1900
    Died December 29, 1989
    (aged 89)
    Nationality
    • 1921
      Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College
    • 1929
      Colorado Agricultural College
    • 1921 - 1929
      Teacher, vocation agriculture
      Texas, United States
    • 1929 - 1935
      professor, agricultural education Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College
    • 1935
      erosion specialist, Soil Conservation Service
      Lindale, Texas, United States
    • 1950 - 1953
      erosion specialist, Soil Conservation Service
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