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 Carl Vrooman

Carl Vrooman

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Macon, Macon County, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Apr 1966 (aged 93)
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 4232 · View Source
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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 .