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Alfred Charles True, Ph.D., Sc.D. (1853-1929) was an American educator and agriculturist, a son of C. K. True. He was born at Middletown, Conn., and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1873. He was a teacher at Westfield normal school in Westfield, Massachusetts for several years, studied at Harvard in 1882-84, and served as an instructor at Wesleyan in 1884-88. Thenceforth, he worked for the Department of Agriculture. From 1893 to 1915 he was director of the Office of Experiment Stations. In 1902 he was dean of the first graduate school of agriculture in the United States, held at the Ohio State University, and in 1914 he was president of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations. He was the editor in chief of the Experiment Station Record and of Experiment Station Work.


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