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George Martin Putnam

farmer

George Martin Putnam, American farmer. Recipient gold sheaf for 50 years’ member National Grange; gold medal for distinguished service to organized agriculture American Farm Bureau Federation, 1928; Charles Holmes Pettee medal U. N.H. Alumni, 1943; citation N.H. Extension Service for service to 4H Clubs, 1946; honorary life member N.H. Young Farmers Association.

Background

Putnam, George Martin was born on January 18, 1864 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Charles and Almira (Eastman) Putnam.

Education

Educational public schools, Hopkinton and Contoocook (N.H.) Academy. Honorary Master of Arts, U. N.H., 1929.

Career

Engaged in farming, stock raising and dairying since boyhood. Winner of 1st 2 gold medals in N.H. from American Jersey Cattle Club. President and managing director N.H. Farm Bureau Federation, since 1917.

President Merrimack Farmers Exchange, Concord Dairy Company, chairman N.H. Agricultural Conference, 1945-1946. Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. Treasurer Merrimack County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Farm Bureau Mutual Fire Insurance Company.

Director United Dairy Credit Corporation, Hopkinton Telephone Сompany, Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company of N.H. Clerk United Dairy Company.

Membership

Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1899. Member N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1902. Member of advisory board N.H. State Department Agriculture.

Member N.E. R.R. Committee by appointment of Governor Tobey. Member National Civil Defense Committee. Member State Board of Appeal, Selective Service System.

Member State War Finance Agricultural Committee. Member coordinating committee Northeastern Dairy Conference. Member commission on government credit, Twentieth Century Fund, Inc.

Director American Farm Bureau Federation, N.E. Milk Producers Association, Hopkinton Fair Association Central Wool Marketing Corporation, Forest Products Association, Inc. Member Grange.

Connections

Married Flora Etta Clough, January 19, 1899 (died February 1, 1929).

father:
Charles Putnam

mother:
Almira (Eastman) Putnam

spouse:
Flora Etta Clough