Thomas Monroe Campbell

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Thomas Monroe Campbell

Thomas Monroe Campbell (1883 – 1956) was the first Cooperative Extension Agent in the United States and headed the first Extension Program as a field agent for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Well known for his work under the tutelage of Booker T. Washington[1] and peered with George Washington Carver, Campbell was also the winner of the Harmon Award in 1930 [2] for his service in the field of agriculture and author of the book The Movable School Goes to the Negro Farmer. He was a nationally known and well respected public servant of the first rank. A bust of Campbell can be found in the Tuskegee University Library.[3][4]

Family life[edit]

Campbell and his wife Anna had six children; their fourth child was Col. William A. Campbell, who became a highly decorated member of the Tuskegee Airmen.[5]


  1. ^ Lovett, Laura L. (2007). Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938 (Illustrated ed.). UNC Press. p. 120. ISBN 0-8078-3107-7. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Moore Campbell: Biography". Tuskegee University. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  3. ^ Campbell, T. M. (1969, 1936). The Movable School Goes to The Negro Farmer. New York - Tuskegee Institute: Arno Press & The New York Times - Tuskegee Institute Press.
  4. ^ Rasmussen, W. D. (1989). Taking the University to the People - Seventy-five Years of Cooperative Extension. Ames: Iowa State University.
  5. ^ "William A. Campbell Obituary". The Monterey Herald. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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