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Samuel Patterson Lyle

Agricultural engineer

Samuel Patterson Lyle, American agricultural engineer.


Lyle, Samuel Patterson was born on February 12, 1892 in Memphis, Missouri, United States. Son of Edward Gerard and Jeanetta Wilson (Patterson) Lyle.


Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1921. Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University, 1922.


Head agricultural engineering department Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1922-1924. Head agricultural engineering department University Georgia, 1924-1930. Senior engineer Federal Extension Service, Department Agriculture, Washington 1930-1940, principal scientist in charge specialists, 1941-1957, director agricultural programs division, 1958-1962.


  • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.


All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.


All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.


Served with United States Army Air Force, 1917-1919. Fellow American Society Agricultural Engineers (president 1938-1939. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (life), American Society Engineering Education, National Safety Council, National Institute Farm Safety, Farm Safety (honorary life), Organization Professional Employees Department Agricultural, National Association Retired Federal Employees, Soil Conservation Society of America, Council Agricultural Science and Technology, Veterans World War I, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta.


Married Besse Maude MacQueen, December 26, 1921 (deceased). Children– Samuel Patterson (deceased), Marion Elizabeth Lyle Fowler, Alice Louise Lyle Cockrill.

Edward Gerard Lyle

Jeanetta Wilson (Patterson) Lyle

Besse Maude MacQueen

Samuel Patterson Lyle (deceased)

Marion Elizabeth Lyle Fowler Lyle

Alice Louise Lyle Cockrill Lyle