Tribute to Mrs.
Sayre (Tune: "It's
a Grand Old Flag")
She's a grand old gal, She's a wonderful gal...
She's for Farm Bureau too And we're with her in thought and in
She's our shining star Adored, near and far, Our beloved Mrs.
Baxton Sayre was once Iowa's premier farm spokeswoman. As the
only women member appointed by President Eisenhower to his national
agricultural advisory commission, she received national recognition
for her knowledge of agricultural problems and her many years
of service to farm people. Sayre's best-known efforts on behalf
of rural Americans were through the Farm Bureau and the organization
she helped foundAssociated Country Women of the World.
She also served on the advisory committee to the United States
Secretary of Labor and the National Safety Council, and was appointed
by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the National Civilian Defense
Committee. In addition, she held posts in two United Nations
organizations. Sayre was born in Indianola in 1896. She died
in 1980 at age 84. Sayre was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall
of Fame in 1976.
died in 1980 at the age of 84.