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H. C. Filley

Chair, Department of Rural Economics

H. C. Filley served the University as an instructor and administrator for nearly 40 years. Hired in 1911, he developed a program in farm management that has evolved over time into the modern Department of Agricultural Economics.
Filley was educated at Peru State Normal School and taught school before joining the University faculty. He also served in the Nebraska State Legislature in 1911-1912. He received a BA and MA from the University. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1931.
Filley was well known as a speaker within the Extension programs of the University, and was regarded as one of the University's greatest public relations tools. He wrote and taught on farm management and farm economics.

Source Information:
Frolik, Graham, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agriculture : the first century