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dent, '82, '83, '84, '85 ; Secretary, '86, '87, '88. R. N. Day, Vice President, 1882,'85, '86; President, '87, '88; Secretary, '91. Mrs. R. H. Stratton, Vice President, 1887. W. R. Harris, President 1888; Vice President, '89, '90. Peter Youngers, Jr., Treasurer, 1888 to 1904. F. W. Taylor, President, 1889, '90, '91; Secretary, '92, '93, '94. E. F. Stephens, President, 1892 to '96. D. U. Reed, Vice President, 1892, '93, '94; Secretary, '95. G. A. Marshall, Vice President, 1895, '96; President, '97, '98, '99, '00, '01. J. H. Hadkinson, Secretary, 1896; Vice President, 97, '98, '99. C. H. Barnard, Secretary, 1897 to 1902. L. M. Russell, Vice President, 1900, '01; President '02; Secretary, '03, '04. G. S. Christy, Vice President, 1902; President, '03, '04. W. J. Hesser, Vice President, 1903, '04.


The Nebraska State Board of Agriculture.
Picture or sketch      The State Agricultrural (sic) Board was established in 1867 and its charter members were: S. M. Kirkpatrick, O. P. Mason, C. H. Walker, George Crow, J. G. Miller, John Patrick, John Ritchie, John Cadmore, Samuel Maxwell, Elam Clark, Isaac Albertson, Amos Gates, Geo. A. Hall, Wm. Imelay, B. A. Allen, H. M. Reynolds, W. D. Scott, A. S. Holiday, John B. Bennett, B. Gates, Louis A. Walker, J. Sterling Morton, J. W. Hollingshead, G. P. Thomas, J. B. Stout, Henry Sprick, S. W. Kennedy, A. L. Childs and Anderson Miller. Previous to Nebraska's organization as a state, there was a Territorial Board of Agriculture, which had been in existence since 1858. The first permanent officers of the territorial organization were: Robert W. Furnas of Nemaha County, President; A. D. Jones of Douglas County, Secretary, and John M. Thayer of Douglas County, Treasurer. Under this management a fair was held at Nebraska City in September of 1859. At that time there were no accommodations for a display of this sort and the meagre prizes were paid by personal subscription. Nebraska City was also the location of the first State Fair. In the early years, there was a great deal of contention as to the location of the annual fairs. Brownville was the successful competitor in 1871, Lincoln during the next two years and Omaha in 1874 and 1875. Then it was arranged that the fair should be held for five consecutive years in a place. Following is a list of the Presidents since 1872: J. Sterling Morton, R. R. Greer, S. M. Barker, R. H. Henry, Ed. McIntyre, John Jensen, Martin Dunham, J. T. Clarkson; B. A. Barnes, M. Doolittle, S. C. Bassett, B. L. Vance and John B. Dinsmore. The members who have acted as Secretaries since 1872 are: A. D. Jones, D. H. Wheeler, J. C. McBride and Robert W. Furnas. The Treasurers since 1872 have been: J. M. Thayer, L. A. Walker, J. W. Moore, C. Hartman, L. A. Kent and Ed. McIntyre.

      The first meeting of the Territorial Board of Agriculture was held at the "Herndan House" in Omaha, which has since been converted into the Union Pacific railroad headquarters. At this meeting the term of service was divided among the members. Those chosen for one year were: Thomas Gibson, E. Estabrook, J. M. Thayer, C. Bobst, J. Hoover, M. S. Reeves, Broad Cole and H. Baird. The members chosen to serve two years were: H. Johnson, A. D. Jones, R. W.



Furnas, J. Cole, S. A. Chambers, J. C. Lincoln, J. F. Griffin and B. H. Chaplin.

      JOHN B. DINSMORE was a soldier in the Civil War, in which he rose from the ranks to the position of Lieutenant and later of Provost Marshal. He was born in Chautauqua County, New York and removed to Nebraska in 1872. Five years later he helped establish the Sutton National Bank of which he is President. He has been President of the Board of Managers of the State Board of Agriculture. At the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 he was Superintendent of the Cattle, Swine and Fat Stock Exhibit; and at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, Commissioner of Live Stock, Dairy and Poultry. He has been Commissioner, Sheriff and Clerk of Clay County, and also as Senator.

      PETER YOUNGERS, Superintendent of Horticulture at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, was born in 1852. He spent his boyhood in New York City, part of the time as office boy on Wall Street. Since 1874 he has been a professional nurseryman. For six years was Treasurer of the Nurseryman's National Protective Association, and for seven years of the State Horticultural Society. At present he is on the Nebraska Agricultural Board of Managers. His home is in Fillmore County.

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Nebraska Board of Regents.

      The Board of Regents constitute the business management of the State University. They receive their offices directly from the! people, and their term of office is six years, two members being elected every two years.

      The office is merely honorary and no salary is connected with it. The present Regents are: Carl J. Ernst, John Lewis. Teeters, Edson Rich, W. G. Whitmore, Charles S. Allen and E. C. Calkins.


The Nebraska State Historical Society.
      The Society aims to maintain a complete library relating to western and local subjects. Special attention is devoted to the collecting of material in regard to history, sociology, archeology and genealogy. All the current newspapers are kept in the reading room and files are made for reference. A museum composed of relics and specimens of interest is a feature of the Society. The Nebraska State Historical Society was started September 26, 1878, at Lincoln, and in 1883 it was made a permanent state organization. Since 1883, the State has contributed $43,000.00 for its support. Following is a list of the officers:

     President, Robert W. Furnas, Brownville; First Vice President, Charles S. Lobingier, Omaha: Second Vice President, Henry T. Clarke, Omaha; Secretary, Prof. Howard W. Caldwell; Governor John H. Mickey, Lincoln; Chancellor of University, B. Benjamin Andrews, Lincoln; President State Press Association, C. J. Bowlby, Crete. The last three are ex-officio members, who together with the active officers form an executive board. Those who comprise the working office staff are: Jay Amos Barrett, curator and librarian, in charge; A. E. Sheldon, director of field work; E. B. Blackman, archeologist; Daisy M. Palin, newspaper clerk.

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