Clifford M. Hardin
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Clifford Morris Hardin (October 9, 1915 – April 4, 2010) was Chancellor of the University of Nebraska, and served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1969 to 1971 under President Nixon.
He was born in Knightstown, Indiana on October 9, 1915, to son of James Alvin Hardin, and Mabel (Macy) Hardin. He earned a B.S. (1937), an M.S. (1939) and a Ph.D. (1941) from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Hardin's wife, the former Martha L. Wood (August 18, 1918 - November 23, 2010). They we're had two children, (Clifford Wood Hardin, Nancy Ann Hardin, Susan Carol "Sue" Wood Hardin, Cynthia Wood Hardin and James Alvin Hardin).
He taught Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University in Lansing from 1944 to 1948, when he became the assistant director and then director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. He became the school's Dean of Agriculture in 1953 and Chancellor of the University of Nebraska in 1954 to 1968.
Hardin was appointed Secretary of Agriculture under by President Richard Nixon. As Secretary, he extended the food stamp program, and established both the Food and Nutrition Service to administer food programs for the poor, and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to coordinate efforts with state and local officials. He served as Secretary of Agriculture from January 21, 1969 to November 17, 1971, and when he was replaced by Earl L. Butz.
- Clifford M. Hardin's obituary
- Obituary - New York Times
- Former UNL chancellor, ag secretary Hardin dies at 94
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Served under: Richard Nixon
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