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Braum, Daniel M. | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Braum, Daniel M.

Historical Note:

1896    Born in Jackson County, Kansas, on farm 2 ½ miles south of Denison, Kansas on February 1

1913    Graduated Denison High School, Denison, Kansas

1913-1915      Prep School in Agriculture, Manhattan, Kansas

1915-1917      Cooper College, Sterling, Kansas

1918      Served in World War I

1920      Married Roberta M. Myers on December 20

1920-1922      Farmed for his father, John Henderson Braum, south of Denison, Kansas

1924      Graduated from K-State, BS degree in Agriculture

1924-1927      County Farm Bureau Agent, Burlington, Kansas

1927-1930      Operated his own farm in northeast Kansas

1930-1935      Returned to serving as County Farm Bureau Agent, Iola, Kansas

1935-1937      Soil Conservation Service Training Specialist, Iola, Kansas; directed job training in 59 Civilian Corps Camps in  the Midwest

1937-1939      Soil Conservation Service Training Specialist; Salina, Kansas

1939-1940      Soil Conservation Service Training, Amarillo, Texas

1940-1950        Entered Training Division of US Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.; helped install the National Farm Work Simplification Laboratory at Purdue University. Began using principle of Scientific Management to develop method of constructing training program

1947    Delegate to International Management Congress in Stockholm; delivered paper on “Progress of Scientific Farm Management.”

1949    3rd General Semantic Congress, Denver, CO; delivered paper “Peaceful Approach to Work”

1950-1952        Became Chief of Training for the General Services Administration;served as consultant in Public Administration to the Philippine government

1951    Delegate to International Management Congress in Brussels

1952    Awarded fellowship to D.C. (District of Columbia) Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Management

1952-1955        Professor on faculty of University of Philippines as Director of In-Service Training in the New Institute of Public Administration; directed training of supervisors, executives and bureau chiefs, and conducted government-wide conferences in budgeting, personnel management and records management; with Philippine officials, developed training policy and plans for Philippine Government. Author of book, Thousand Questions on Supervision in the Philippine Government.Assisted Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth in organizing Philippine Council of Government when it was given membership in the International Committee of Scientific Management

1955-1965      Returned to U.S. as training officer of Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of USDA in Washington, D. C.; developed training policy and plans for the Service which was responsible for price support and management of surpluses for the US.

1957    Assigned for 3.5 months to Indonesian Government to conduct demonstrational management training; prepared dual language flip charts for instruction which were published

1959    Delegate to International Management Conference in Paris. Participated in the American Society for Public Administration Management Institute at the University of Colorado.Received USDA superior service award

1963    Member of the Board of Governors for the planning of the International Industrial Engineers Conference in New York City. Delegate to International Management Conference in New York City

1964    Awarded life membership to D.C. Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Management

1965-1980      Retired from USDA Commodity Stabilization Service; became part-time consultant, Agriculture International Development, Foreign Training Division, USDA; developed and conducted the management program for foreign trainees

1966    Received the Gilbreth Medal for his contributions to the application of time and motion studies

1978    Recognized by the National Republican Committee from President Ronald Reagan for his generosity and service to the Republican Party

1981      Died, October 26 in Rockville, Maryland; buried in Denison Kansas Cemetery

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