qJohn Lancaster has produced a history of the Langdale family that traces their origins in Yorkshire in the eighteenth century to his primary focus on the family in the twentieth century. In the 1930s, Judge Harley Langdale organized the American Turpentine Farmers Association, a national cooperative. As its chief spokesperson, he traveled to Washington to lobby Congress on the behalf of turpentine producers with enormous effect on the industry.q qJudge Harley's sons have played key roles in Georgia's history. His eldest son, Harley, Jr., held many state, regional, and national positions in the fields of forestry, conservation, and forest products. Harley, Jr., accepted leadership posts in several professional organizations, served on advisory committees on the federal government, and testified before Congress. John W. Langdale served in both houses of the state legislature, as a member and chairman of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, and as a district governor of Rotary International. William P. (Billy) Langdale was for sixteen years chairman of the Lowndes County Commissioners and subsequently represented the Valdosta district of the Georgia Transportation Board. The family not only provided tremendous leadership but also led South Georgia in matters of education with its support of Valdosta State University.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedThe camaraderie among his men, in Billya#39;s opinion, came more from their identification with each other as marines than from being well acquainted through long service together. Perhaps the ... 0 Langdale, WPL Interview 05. 31 Ibid. 32 Ibid.
|Title||:||Judge Harley and His Boys|
|Author||:||John E. Lancaster|
|Publisher||:||Mercer University Press - 2002|