Joseph Sayers Mogford Papers

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US TxAM-C 1146

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Joseph Sayers Mogford Papers


  • 1916-1980 (Creation)


2 Boxes

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Dr. Joseph Sayers Mogford "Cotton Joe" was an agricultural professor at the College of Texas A&M from 1925-1959. His main research was cotton production and wrote a plethora of textbooks on cottonseed production.

Mogford was born on October 15, 1893, in Menard, TX. He attended the College of Texas A&M and received his BS in Agriculture in 1916. He joined the army during World War I and fought with the French as a second lieutenant. Mogford continued his studies with a Master's degree in 1920 and served for over ten years as an inspector for the State Seed Board of Texas. He was also a member of the Sul Ross Lodge and was the class agent for the Former Student Association class of 1916.

Mogford passed on March 4, 1989, in Bryan, TX.

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This collection contains the personal letters of Dr. Joseph Sayers Mogford's (TAMU 1916) during his years as the Former Student Association's Class Agent in 1971-1980. Other documents in this collection include; a Bryan/College Station Eagle's special edition newspaper exploring the history of College Station, June 24, 1979, and Mogford's original 1916 graduation announcement.

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  • English

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Finding Aid Authors: Jennifer Marie Reibenspies.

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© Copyright 2013 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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