Jessie Field Shambaugh

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Birthday
21, 1881
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jan 15, 1971 (89)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1881
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jan 15, 1971 (89)

About

Best known as the designer of the 4-H club's famous clover emblem, she was responsible for the name of the organization (which was derived from the "heart," "head," "hands," and "home" leaves on her pin). Also an educator, she served as school superintendent of Page County, Iowa.

Before Fame

After graduating from Tabor College, she worked as a schoolteacher in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Montana.

Trivia

Beginning in 1912, she worked for the Young Men's Christian Association's (YMCA's) New York office.

Family Life

At the age of thirty-six, she wed Ira William Shambaugh in a ceremony in San Bernardino County, California.

Associated With

She and Alabama teacher Luther Duncan were both important figures in the history of the 4-H club.

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