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Thomas Clinton Letts

educator , farmer , rancher

Thomas Clinton Letts, American farmer, rancher, retired educator. Member Texas Teachers Association (president district VI retired teachers section), Texas Retired Teachers (state parliamentarian), Huntsville-Walker County Association (president 1977), Walker County Chamber of C. (director 1946-1949), Kappa Delta Pi.

Background

Letts, Thomas Clinton was born on March 15, 1911 in El Campo, Texas, United States. Son of Henry Frank and Clara (Spencer) Letts.

Education

Student University Houston, 1935-1936, 47-48. Bachelor of Science, Sam Houston State University, 1937. Master of Science, Texas A. and M. University, 1945, postgraduate, 1948-1952.

Career

1 daughter, Margaret Sue Letts Hopper. Teacher, principal, superintendent public schools, Texas, 1929-1942. Clerk War Department, 1942.

Work unit conservationist United States Department Agriculture, 1943-1946. Associate professor Sam Houston State University, 1946-1958. Agriculturist Foreign Operations Administration, Tel Aviv, 1953-1954.

Educationist International Cooperation Administration, Taipei, Taiwan, 1955-1957, elementary education adviser, Asuncion, Paraguay, 1958-1960. Teacher educational adviser USOM, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1960-1962. Elementary education adviser Agency for International Development, Recife, Brazil, 1963-1965.

Area development officer USOM, Dinh Turong Province, Vietnam, 1965, agricultural education officer Agency for International Development, Saigon, Vietnam, 1966-1971. Farmer, rancher Walker and Williamson Counties, Texas, since 1971. Senior Congressional intern, 1980.

Executive committee Wharton County Inter-Scholastic League, 1935-1937. Chairman Texas joint legislation committee National Retired Teachers Association/American Association Retired Persons, 1980-1981. National delegate White House Conference on Aging, 1981.

Board directors Trinity River Authority, 1983-1989, Grand Person's Center, Huntsville-Walker County, 1984-1986.

Membership

Member Texas Teachers Association (president district VI retired teachers section), Texas Retired Teachers (state parliamentarian), Huntsville-Walker County Association (president 1977), Walker County Chamber of C. (director 1946-1949), Kappa Delta Pi. Clubs: Rotary (past president, Paul Harris fellow).

Connections

Married Margaret Evelyn McDaniel, October 27, 1934.

father:
Henry Frank Letts

mother:
Clara (Spencer) Letts

spouse:
Margaret Evelyn McDaniel