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Ralph Palmer Merritt

executive

Ralph Palmer Merritt, American food products executive. Member Alpha Delta Phi.

Background

Merritt, Ralph Palmer was born on February 26, 1883 in Rio Vista, California, United States. Son of Charles S. and Ella S. (Palmer) Merritt.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of California, 1907, Doctor of Laws, 1919.

Career

Comptroller and secretary Board of Regents, University of California, 1912-1920 (resigned). President and general manager Rice Growers’ Association of California, Sacramento, 1921-1924 (resigned). President and managing director Sun-Maid Raisin Growers, Fresno, 1923-1928.

President and managing director Sunland Sales Coöperative Association, 1924-1928, farming. Engaged in mine development and operations in Inyo and Mono counties, California, 1934-1941. Project director, War Relocation Authority, Manzanar, 1942-1946.

Field director War Assets Administration since 1946. Federal food administrator for California, 1917-1919. Regent University of California, 1924-1930.

Director Chamber Commerce of the United States, 1925-1928.

Membership

Member Alpha Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Varina Morrow, 1910.

father:
Charles S. Merritt

mother:
Ella S. (Palmer) Merritt

spouse:
Varina Morrow