This website is devoted to making the history of
the Rural Sociological Society and rural
sociology more accessible.
Additions and suggestions are always welcome!
Below are just some tidbits of trivia
about some of our
Please send suggestions for additions.
(2010-2011) is the third RSS presidents to also
serve as president of the
Population Association of America.
woman elected President
of the Rural
Sociological Society was
Jarman Hagood (1955-1956).
It was 32 years before the next woman was elected
RSS President: Cornelia Flora (1988-1989).
was the first
RSS President employed in an
extension faculty position.
Three years after serving as the 1st President of the Rural Sociological Society,
Dwight Sanderson was elected President of the American Sociological
(later named the
American Sociological Association
was the first
president of the ASA to serve
in the position
employed outside of
1947-1948, ASA President 1967)
translated Ferdinand Tönnies' Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft.
He began work on it while employed in
USDA's Division of Farm Population and
was not only President of RSS (1954-1955),
he also served
as president of the ASA (1971)
Midwestern Sociological Society (1953-1954).
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Professor, Rural Sociology
Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky
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