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Government official

James Floyd Parr,, American government official. Recipient certified of merit United States Department of Agriculture, 1969, 81, 88, 90, Superior Service award, 1977, Maryland Governor's citation, 1984. With United States Navy, l946-48. Fellow American Society Agronomy (associate editor l973-84), Soil Science Society of America (associate editor l974-76).

Background

Parr,, James Floyd was born on February 20, 1929 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of James Floyd and Clara (Kestner) Parr.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Washington State University, 1952. Master of Science in Agriculture, Purdue University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture, Purdue University, l96l.

Career

Agriculture extension agent, Washington State University, Ephrata, l953-54;agriculture extension agent, Montana State University, Great Falls, l954-55;chemist, California Department Water Resources, Sacramento, l957-58;instructor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, l958-6l;postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, l96l-63;research microbiologist, Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, l963-67;research leader soil and water pollution unit Agricultural Research Svc.,, USDA, Baton Rouge, l967-75;supervisory microbiologist for waste management, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland., l975-84;national program leader for dryland agriculture, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland., l984-. Consultant on agricultural development in semiarid regions Agency for International Development, Washington, l984-.

Membership

With United States Navy, l946-48. Fellow American Society Agronomy (associate editor l973-84), Soil Science Society of America (associate editor l974-76).

Connections

Married Carol C. Parr, August 29, l964 (divorced November l986). Children: Lauren Melissa, James Floyd. Married Sharon B. Hornick, May 22, l987.

father:
James Floyd Parr,

mother:
Clara (Kestner) Parr,

spouses:
Carol C. Parr

Sharon B. Hornick

children:
Lauren Melissa Parr,

James Floyd Parr,