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Frank Kinsley


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 11/23/2004 at 05:22:06

Frank Kinsley, member of Animal Health Commission, Was born of Iowa pioneer parents on a farm near McGregor, Iowa. His ancestors on both sides were members of the Plymouth Colony, Mass. His great grandfathers side fought in the War of the Revolution and his grandfather in the War of 1812. His education was received in the McGregor rural and high schools and the Iowa State Teachers' College. He taught school two years. He chose farming as a business and bought his father's farm. Afterwards he sold this and purchased a farm in the same neighborhood, which he now owns and lives on. He has been engaged actively in the pure bred Jersey cattle business for thirty years. He was appointd by Governor Carroll a member of the Animal Health Commission when the commission was created in 1910 and has been re-appointed by each governor since. During the World war he was one of a committee of seven dairymen chosen by Herbert Hoover to aid him in making a survey of the dairy situation of the country. He is a charter member of the Clayton Farm Bureau and first vice president of the Iowa Chamber of Commerce.

-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Biographies of State Officers, pg. 315-316

-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall


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