DUNCAN, LUTHER NOBLE, 1875-1947

Biography:

High school teacher, agriculture extension director, college president. Born– October 14, 1875, Russellville. Parents– Thomas Fulford and Margaret S. (Hargett) Duncan. Married– Annie Elizabeth Smith, February 26, 1902. Children– Three. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1900; M.S., 1907; graduate study at the University of Tennessee and the University of Illinois, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, honorary LL.D., 1933. Taught agriculture in high schools, 1900-1905; instructor and supervisor of agronomy research at the Alabama Experiment Station, 1905-1909; 4-H work and extension work in home economics, 1909-1920; director of agriculture extension service at API, 1920-1937; president of API, 1935-1947. Member of the Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities, Alabama Farmers Bureau Federation, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Sigma.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2, and Owen’s The Story of Alabama.

Joint_Publication(s):

Farm Life Readers. Boston; Silver Burdett & Co., 1913.