Turkey presentation for Thanksgiving Nov. 18, 1969, at the Nixon White House. Note that the person in the right foreground is Secretary of Agriculture, Clifford M. Hardin. Originally from Indiana, Hardin became Chancellor of the University of Nebraska in 1954. In 1969, Hardin was appointed Secretary of Agriculture by President Richard Nixon. As Secretary, he extended the food stamp program, and established both the Food and Nutrition Service to administer food programs for the poor, and the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to coordinate efforts with state and local officials. He served as Secretary until 1971, when he was succeeded by Earl Butz. Hardin died on April 4, 2010. Photo credit: U.S. National Archives.
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