Paul O. Nyhus (1894-1981) served as Agricultural Commissioner for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The collection contains
his writings related to various aspects of agricultural development in China and Argentina in the 1920's and 1930's, as well
as three pieces of incoming correspondence.
Paul Oden Nyhus was born on April 18, 1894 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin's College
of Agriculture and served as County Agent in Waupaca County, Wisconsin and Crop Reporter in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1927, he
began his career with the federal government and served in the following positions: Agricultural Commissioner for the U.S.
Department of Agriculture in China (1927-1931); U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. (1931-1934); Agricultural
Attache in the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires (1934-1945); and similar positions in London (1945-1952) and Ottawa from 1952
until his retirement in 1954.
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