January 17, 2012
Graham - Albert Belmont Graham
Albert Belmont Graham, born on March 13, 1868 in Lena, Ohio, is best remembered for his work founding the 4-H Club Movement. He enjoyed a long career of educating rural youth on the values afforded by a rural, agricultural lifestyle, as well novel techniques through his collaborations with The Ohio State University’s Dean of Agriculture. The 4-H Clover, as well as the motto “Head, Heart, Hands, and Health,” we adopted nationally in 1911 and endure as symbols of both the organization’s success, and the humble origins of the its founder. Graham died on January 14, 1960. Albert Belmont Graham was made a Great Ohioan in 2012.
This photo, showing Graham at age 35, is courtesy of the Ohio State University.