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Webster Pendergrass

educational administrator.

Webster Pendergrass, American educational administrator. Recipient Distinguished Service award for extension specialists Tennessee County Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Association; Man of Month award Southern Seedman; Progressive Farmer Man of Year Tennessee Agriculture award, 1964; citation for outstanding service to 4-H; named Honorary State Farmer Future Farmers American.

Background

Pendergrass, Webster was born on January 7, 1914 in Byrdstown, Tennessee, United States. Son of Andrew Pleasant and Maudie Mae (Bowden) Pendergrass.

Education

1 daughter, Betty June. Bachelor of Science, University Tennessee, 1936, Master of Science, 1947. D.P.A., Harvard, 1954.

Career

Assistant county agent, Wilson County, Tennessee, 1936-1937, Dickson County, 1937-1939, assistant county agent, Henry County, 1940-1942, county agent, 1942-1944. Instructor agronomy U. Tennessee College Agriculture, 1946-1947. Agronomist, leader agronomy extension Agricultural Extension Service, 1947-1957, dean agriculture, 1957-1968.

Vice chancellor Institute Agriculture, 1968-1970, vice president for agriculture, 1970-1979, vice president emeritus, 1979-1983. Board of directors, vice president international Fertilizer Development Center, 1974-1980.

Membership

Served from ensign to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation (director 1957-1979), Tennessee Livestock Producers (director 1957-1974), Tennessee Education Association, Association Southern Agriculture Workers (president 1963-1964), U. Tennessee National Alumni Association (council, president agricultural secretary 1959), Alpha Zeta, Phi Delta Kappa (president 1935-1936), Phi Kappa Phi, Epsilon Sigma Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Zeta. Member Christian Church (elder).

Clubs: Block and Bridle, Rotary (president 1969-1970, district governor 1975-1976).

Connections

Married Mildred Knox Carter, June 20, 1937.

father:
Andrew Pleasant Pendergrass

mother:
Maudie Mae (Bowden) Pendergrass

spouse:
Mildred Knox Carter