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William A. Sumner

William A. Sumner
ACE President 1938-39
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

William Sumner

William Sumner was born in Peoria, Illinois, in 1892. He received a bachelor's degree in technical journalism from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1914 and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.

He joined the University of Wisconsin staff in 1915 as bulletin editor in the College of Agriculture, where he developed a program of teaching and research in agricultural journalism.

In 1951, he went to France as an information consultant to the Economic Cooperation Administration.

In 1954, he conducted a summer information training course in the Caribbean for the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service.

He was an honorary member of the Wisconsin Press Association, and a founding member of the Dane County (Wisconsin) Press Association.

He died in January 1960, in Madison, at the age of 67.

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