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Greenleaf, Walter J. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1932
The first Morrill Act signed by President Lincoln on July 2, 1862, provided for the establishment in each State of a college of agriculture and the mechanic arts. By this act each State received an amount of public land (or land scrip) equal to 30,000 acres for each Senator and Representative in Congress to which it was then entitled. The proceeds…
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Land Grant Universities, Grants, Federal Programs