ALVORD, Henry Elijah [1844-1904] -- American educator, soldier, military instructor
He was a specialist in dairy husbandry
and a pioneer in the establishment of co÷perative creameries in New England.
He was head of the Dairy Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Bureau of Animal Husbandry from its establishment in 1895 until his death in 1904.
| Enlisted in Union army (2nd Massachusetts cavalry) |
| Appointed captain of cavalry in the regular army |
| First U.S. Army officer detailed to serve as a military instructor at a land-grant college |
| Became a special Indian courier |
| A pioneer in setting up co÷perative creameries in New England |
| Manager of Houghton farm, Orange Co., NY |
| Elected professor of agriculture at MA Agricultural College |
Dairy Farming (American sections; London, 1881)