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Carl Vrooman

  • Birth 25 Oct 1872 Macon, Macon County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1966 Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 4232

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in Macon, Missouri, he was educated at Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas and Harvard University. He was appointed regent of the Kansas State Agricultural College serving (1898-1900). Active in political farming affairs, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. During World War I while serving in this position, he promoted the "War Gardens" project which organized sending a million bushels of corn to the starving people in Europe. For his efforts, he received a decoration from the Polish government. He died at age 93 in Bloomington, Illinois.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY
THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST


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  • Added: 2 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4232
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Vrooman (25 Oct 1872–9 Apr 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4232, citing Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .