Ohio Senator, Ohio Secretary of Agriculture and assistant secretary in the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
1872-1945 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Born in Kingston, Ohio, Renick Dunlap graduated from Ohio State University in 1895.
He served in the Ohio Senate from 1903 to 1905, and then became the state’s Dairy and Food Commissioner. From 1914 to 1916, he was the Ohio Secretary of Agriculture.
Dunlap held the position of assistant secretary in the U. S. Department of Agriculture from 1925 to 1932.
Upon his retirement, he returned to farming in Ohio.
Did You Know?
Dunlap excelled at football while at the Ohio State University. He was named team captain for the 1895 Buckeyes squad.
"Daddy" of Assistant Secretary of Agriculture is expert horseman at 84. Although he has passed his 84th birthday, Nelson J. Dunlap, (right) father of the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, Renick Dunlap (left) rides horseback for his daily exercise. Photo credit: Harris & Ewing, photographer, 1927.