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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dean, New York State College of Agriculture.

William I. Myers, Cornell University Class of 1914, Ph.D. 1918, was born December 18, 1891 in New York City. After receiving his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1918, he taught farm finance and farm management at Cornell. He headed or was a member of a number of farm agencies, including the Farm Credit Administration, the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation, President Roosevelt's Committee on Farm Tenancy, the American Institute of Cooperation, the New York State Commission on Agriculture, President Truman's Famine Emergency Committee, the New York State Food Commission, and the National Agricultural Advisory Commission. From 1938-1943 he was head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Cornell University, and from 1943-1959 was Dean of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University. In 1948 he became Director of the Insular Lumber Company, and in 1950 became Director of Smith-Corona Marchant, Incorporated. He died in Ithaca, New York on January 30, 1976.