Arthur Mastick Hyde

Arthur Mastick Hyde

Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri, USA
Death 17 Oct 1947 (aged 70)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 22943 · View Source
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US Presidential Cabinet Secretary, Missouri Governor. He served as the 10 th UnitedStates Secretary of Agriculture during the Administration of President HerbertHoover from 1929 until 1933. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the35 th Governor of the State of Missouri from 1921 until 1925. The son of former USCongressman Ira B. Hyde, Arthur studied at Oberlin Academy and later theUniversity of Michigan, prior to attaining his Law degree from the University ofIowa. He commenced practicing Law in Trenton, Missouri and went on to becomethe proprietor of a successful Buick automobile dealership. He began his politicalcareer when he was elected as Mayor of Princeton, Missouri and served at thatposition from 1910 until 1914. In 1920, he was elected as Governor of Missouri andduring his tenure, women advanced to serve in the State Office, public educationimproved and the state income tax protocol was updated. Additionally, conservationwas modernized as state parks came to existence. During his years as Secretary ofAgriculture, Hyde had the difficult task of finding solutions to combat TheDepression. The Federal Farm Board was devised but was unsuccessful in itspurpose to improve the economy. After leaving Washington, Hyde remained activein civic affairs. He died of complications from cancer surgery.

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