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2010-10-25CHILLICOTHE, MO | By: Wayman
A quarter million dollar endowment fund in Jerry Litton's name will benefit the college of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. Litton was the house representative starting in 1972 and won the democratic senate primary race the same night his plane crashed, killing him and his family members. Not only will the University of Missouri offer his named endowment, but it's also housing the archives of his television show, "Dialogues with Litton" which made him a state wide name. Laura Jolley is a specialist that houses the TV show's archives and says the Chillicothe native truly helped missourians see Washington in less abstract terms. Litton's show has been digitized and remains at the Western Historical Manuscript collection in Columbia. The Jerry Litton Fund for Agricultural Leadership will help students gain farm policymaking experience.