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Roy Edwards Harrington, American agricultural engineer, author. Registered professional engineer, Illinois.

Background

Harrington, Roy Edwards was born on October 23, 1925 in Atlanta. Son of Quincy K. and Sally Ethel (Edwards) Harrington.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, University Missouri, 1950.

Career

Product development manager Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, 1950-1966, manager product planning, 1971-1986, retired, 1986. Agricultural engineer Ford Foundation, New Delhi, 1966-1971. Consultant farm mechanization Winrock International, Illinois, 1992,, New Delhi, 1987, Volunteers in Technology Assistant, Peshawar, Pakistan, 1989, World Bank, Hungary, 1986.

Speaker in field.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Illinois.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Tractor Goes Farming, 1995, Grandpa's John Deere tractors, 1996, How John Deere Tractors & Implements Work, 1997. Co-author: John Deere Tractors and Equipment, 1991. Author: (booklet) Agricultural Mechanization in India, 1973.

      Contributor Genuine Value, The John Deere Journey, 2000 (Timeline Products). Holder 21 tractor and farm implement patents, 1953-1968. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

Only adults could be baptized and only by total immersion in water.

Politics

Christians exercising their rights as responsible citizens may choose to endorse candidates for political office as part of the exercise of their engagement of culture.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

President Quad Cities World Affairs Council, Moline, 1981-1982. Farm equipment manager Great Collections of Quad Cities, Moline, 1993. Volunteer executive International Executive Services Corps., Ludhiana, India, 1997.

Served to sergeant infantry United States Army, 1944-1946. Fellow American Society Agricultural Engineers (vice president 1987-1990), Indian Society Agricultural Engineers. Member Society Automotive Engineers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography.

Connections

Married Dorose Oleta Zink, September 6, 1953. Children: Ellen Joyce Thompson, Janet Lisa Fish, Linda Carol Timmons.

father:
Quincy K. Harrington

mother:
Sally Ethel (Edwards) Harrington

spouse:
Dorose Oleta Zink

child:
Ellen Joyce Thompson Harrington

child:
Janet Lisa Fish Harrington

child:
Linda Carol Timmons Harrington