Tarboro to Katmandu

by Memoirs by Job Kitchin Savage



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/17/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781420819021

About the Book

Tarboro to Katmandu, an autobiography of Job Kitchin Savage’s unusual life of 90 years. He talks about the interesting aspects of life in hometown Tarboro - education, athletics, social and economic conditions during the Great Depression and how these factors shaped his life. He tells of marriage to his lovely/smart college sweet heart, of four years in the army during WW II, seven years of college under the GI Bill to earn a PhD, employment with the US Department of Agriculture in Washington followed by 20 years of work overseas in 53 countries as an Agricultural Development Consultant. His writing style is conversational. Pictures through out illustrate his unusual and colorful life. A good read.

About the Author

Born on his father’s farm November 2, 1914.

Began school in a two room country school. Was 8 when his mother died. Went to live with his mother’s sister in Tarboro N.C..

Finished high school at Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton, NC.

Earned B. S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State College and a PhD from University of Wisconsin in Agricultural Economics.

Employed by US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. Retired in February 1972. Worked next 20 years as an agricultural development consultant in 53 countries overseas. Served four years in WW II as an Anti Aircraft Officer and retired from National Guard in 1965 with rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Has avid interest in National Politics, and is knowledgeable.