High school teacher, agriculture extension service official, 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.  Taught agriculture in high schools, 1900-1905; instructor and supervisor of agronomy research at the Alabama Experiment Station,  Auburn, 1905-1909; 4-H Club work director for the Alabama State Agricultural Extension Service, 1909-1920 (organized the state’s first one hundred 4-H Clubs); director of Alabama 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. Awarded the LL. D. by API in 1933., and the Distinguished Service to Agriculture award by the American Farm Bureau.  Died July 26, 1947.


Marquis who’s who online.

Owen’s The Story of Alabama.


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