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Christy, Donald (1909-1990) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Christy, Donald (1909-1990)

Historical Note:

1909            Born in November

1933            Graduated: Kansas State College, B.S. in Agricultural Engineering

                    Married: Helen Shedd

                    Graduate Fellowship: Texas A&M

1934            Graduated: Texas A&M, M.S. in Agricultural Engineering

1934-1935    Agricultural Engineer, Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Dept. of          Agriculture

1935-1942    Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M

1936            Farm and Home Administration Regional Office, during summer

1937            Lectured for Texas Rural Electrification Association, during summer

1942-?          Farmer and Stockman, operating approx.  2,000 acres

1951-1962    Kansas State Board of Agriculture

Kansas State Fair Board

1952-1954    Chairman: Kansas Soil Conservation Committee

1955-1956    Chairman: Governor's Watershed Review Committee of Kansas

1955-?          Kansas Water Resources Board

1958-1960    Assisted in management of 50,000 acres

1958-?          Chairman: State Water Activity Coordinating Committee of Kansas

1959-1966    Director: Governor's Recreational Advisory Committee of Kansas

1960-1967    Administrator and manager of the late R. B. Christy estate, consisting of approx.  50,000 acres

1965-?          Director: Governor's Sugar Beet Advisory Committee of Kansas

1966-1967    Chairman: Joint Council on Recreation of Kansas

1967-?          Managed approx.  25,000 acres

1980            Received Distinguished Service Award - College of Engineering, KSU

1989            Inducted into the Engineers Hall of Fame

1990            Died Mar 15 (wife died Jan 31 1992)

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