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Thomas Kyle Cowden

government official.

Thomas Kyle Cowden, American government official. Member American Farm Economics Association (past president), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Gamma Rho.

Background

Cowden, Thomas Kyle was born on June 14, 1908 in Hickory, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John M. and Nettie M. (Mitchel) Cowden.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1930, Master of Science, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1937. Doctor of Laws, Purdue University, 1966.

Career

State College, 1931-1936. Teaching, research Purdue University, 1937-1943. Director research American Farm Bureau Federation, 1943-1949.

Head department agricultural economics Michigan State University, 1949-1954, dean College Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1954-1969. Assistant secretary agriculture United States Department of Agriculture, 1969-1973, counselor to secretary agriculture, 1973-1978. Teacher Michigan State University Cons. various governmental and business agys.

Works

  • Contributor articles on marketing and agricultural policy to periodicals.

Membership

Member American Farm Economics Association (past president), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Gamma Rho.

Connections

Married Clara Williams, February 6, 1937. Children: John W., Jean W. Research Pennsylvania.

father:
John M. Cowden

mother:
Nettie M. (Mitchel) Cowden

spouse:
Clara Williams

children:
John W. Cowden

Jean W. Research Pa Cowden