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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;postgraduate, Colorado Agricultural College, 1924-1929.

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 division, assistant regional conservator, Soil Conservation Service, Department Agriculture, Fort Worth, 1936-1942;assistant chief, Soil Conservation Service, Department Agriculture, 1942-1950;department chief, Soil Conservation Service, Department Agriculture, 1950-1953;assistant administrator field services, Soil Conservation Service, Department Agriculture, 1953-1963;deputy administrator field services, Soil Conservation Service, Department Agriculture, 1963-1965;western Americana dealer, since 1965.

Works

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

Son of George Richard and Melrose (Chenowth) D. M. 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