Indianapolis, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1956
Marvin J. Briggs, Indianapolis, was born in Macy, Indiana, and received his college training at Indiana Normal College, Indiana University, and Purdue University.
He was a teacher in the public school system in Rochester, Indiana for five years. He was on the Purdue Agricultural Extension staff from 1913 to 1918, and has farmed in Miami County since 1927.
His service to agriculture in Indiana is widely acclaimed. He now serves as President of the National Council of Farm Cooperatives; Vice-Chairman of the Federal Farm Credit Board; Vice Chairman of the American Institute of Cooperation; and as Manager of the Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative Association, Inc.
In the past, he has served as a Director of the Central Bank of Cooperatives; Director of the Farm Credit District of Louisville; Member of the Joint Farm Credit Committee; Director of United Cooperatives, Inc.; Director of National Cooperative, Inc.; Director of the Farm Bureau Milling Company; President of Cooperative Plant Foods, Inc.; and as Secretary of the Indiana Grain Cooperative, Inc.
Marvin Briggs is listed in "Who's Who", and has received a DePauw University citation for "Outstanding Achievement and Distinguished Service Contributing to the American Way of Life". His dedication to his work in the field of cooperatives has left its mark from coast to coast.