Kenyon L. Butterfield

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Kenyon Leech Butterfield
Head and shoulders photograph of a man in a Victorian suit.  He has a beard, a large mustache and is slightly balding.  He wears a serious expression and is looking slightly to the right.
Kenyon L. Butterfield c. 1922
President of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, (now the University of Rhode Island)
In office
President of the Massachusetts Agricultural College (now the University of Massachusetts Amherst)
In office
President of
Michigan Agricultural College,
(now Michigan State University)
In office
Personal details
Born June 11, 1868
Lapeer, Michigan
Died November 25, 1936(1936-11-25) (aged 68)
Amherst, Massachusetts

Kenyon Leech Butterfield (June 11, 1868 – November 25, 1936) was an American agricultural scientist and college administrator known for developing the Cooperative Extension Service at the Land Grant Universities, and was instrumental in developing the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. He was president of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (1903-1906); the Massachusetts Agricultural College (1906-1924), and the Michigan Agricultural College, (later Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, which is now Michigan State University) from 1924 to 1928. Butterfield Hall at the University of Rhode Island, Butterfield House at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Butterfield Hall of the Brody Complex at Michigan State University are all dedicated in his name.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
David Friday
President of Michigan Agricultural College
Succeeded by
Preceded by
President of Michigan State College
of Agriculture and Applied Science

Succeeded by
Robert S. Shaw