Lottie Randolph

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Lottie Randolph (1886[1] or 1887[2] in Fairfield County, Ohio – January 24, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio) was a prominent agriculturist in the State of Ohio.[3]

She was born in Rushville, Ohio. In 1931, she received her master farm homemaker degree from Ohio State University. In 1936, her husband Frank M. Randolph, a farmer, died.[4]

Randolph was the assistant director of the Department of Agriculture in Ohio from 1939 to 1944 and 1947 to 1948, under two Governors. In this role, she worked to protect the consumer, distributor and farmer by improving market news reporting and the grading and inspection regulations.[3][5][6] One important component was to educate the consumer by standardizing label information to guide the consumer to making the best purchase.[7]

During World War II, she worked to recruit women for the Women’s Land Army as assistant director of Farm Labor at Ohio State University.[3]

In 1950, Randolph announced her candidacy for Ohio Secretary of State.[6] She ultimately lost the Republican nomination to Ted W. Brown.

In 1953, she was appointed assistant to the administrator of the farmers’ home administration.[4]

Death and legacy[edit]

Randolph died in 1968.[8]

Randolph was posthumously inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame and the Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1978.[3][9]


  1. ^ "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003". FamilySearch. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Lottie Miller Randolph (1887-1968)". Find A Grave. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ohio Women's Hall of Fame Bio: Lottie Randolph". Ohio Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 16". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  5. ^ "http://www.ohioagcouncil.org/hall-of-fame-inductees/1978/lottie-m-randolph/". www.ohioagcouncil.org. Retrieved 2015-12-27. External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ a b "Prescott Evening Courier". news.google.com. Prescott Evening Courier. March 8, 1950. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  7. ^ "Marketing activities : United States. Agricultural Marketing Service". Internet Archive. United States. Agricultural Marketing Service; United States. Department of Agriculture. Production and Marketing Administration; United States. War Food Administration. Office of Distribution; United States. Marketing Series Office. 1939. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  8. ^ "Toledo Blade". news.google.com. Toledo Blade. July 3, 1978. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  9. ^ "http://www.ohioagcouncil.org/hall-of-fame-inductees/". www.ohioagcouncil.org. Retrieved 2015-12-27. External link in |title= (help)