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Edwin Alfonso Trowbridge | 1941

University of Missouri College of Agriculture Dean and accomplished horse and beef cattle judge.

1885-1948 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)



Impact & Accomplishments


Edwin A. Trowbridge was born in Mondovi, Wisconsin, and graduated from the Wisconsin College of Agriculture in 1906.


He immediately joined the animal husbandry faculty at the University of Missouri, achieving the rank of professor in 1909, and then serving as department chairman from 1916 to 1945. In 1945, he was appointed dean of the college of agriculture.


Dean Trowbridge was president of the American Society of Animal Production (1924) and a member of the Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities.


A popular cattle and horse judge, he was livestock superintendent for the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915 and a director of the American Royal.


The E. A. Trowbridge Livestock Center at the University of Missouri was named for him after his death.




Dean Trowbridge at University of Missouri.

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