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food company executive

Richard Hamilton Forsythe, American food company executive. Recipient Missouri 4-H Alumni award, 1958, Research award Institute American Poultry Industries, 1958; named Poultry Industry Man of Year, 1970, Arkansas Poultry Industry Man of Year, 1987; named to American Poultry History Society Hall of Fame, 1989.


Forsythe, Richard Hamilton was born on December 9, 1921 in Griswold, Iowa, United States. Son of Piercy and Alice (Hamilton) Forsythe.


Bachelor of Science, Iowa State College, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, Iowa State College, 1949.


Assistant professor poultry products technical, Iowa State University, 1949-1951;professor, head poultry science department, Iowa State University, 1960-1967;associate director food research, Armour & Company, 1951-1953;director central laboratories, vice president, Henningsen Foods, Inc., Springfield, Missouri, 1953-1960;vice president technical affairs, Henningsen Foods, Inc., White Plains, New York, 1967-1973;vice president basic research, Campbell Institute Food Research, Camden, New Jersey, 1973-1979;vice president technical administration, Campbell Soup Company, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1979-1980;vice president poultry research, Campbell Soup Company, 1980-1988;distinguished professor department poultry science, U. Arkansas, Fayetteville, since 1989.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, chapters in books. Former associate editor Food Technology.


Fellow Institute Food Technologists. Member American Chemical Society, World Poultry Science Association (president United States of America branch 1970-1974), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute for Nutrition, American Poultry History Society (director 1970-1971), Institute Food Technologists Poultry Science Association Lodges: Mason, Rotary.


Married Charlotte Langworthy, March 20, 1943. Children: Charlynn, Lesley Kay, Patricia.

Piercy Forsythe

Alice (Hamilton) Forsythe

Charlotte Langworthy

Charlynn Forsythe

Lesley Kay Forsythe

Patricia Forsythe