Calvin Stewart Shirley
Beauregard Parish / State 4-H Office
Year Inducted: 2008
Calvin Stewart Shirley's 33-year career with Louisiana Extension began with work as an agent in Bossier and Caddo parishes from 1943-1955. He held a firm belief that all youth had positive characteristics and was deeply committed to guiding each youth to become a better person through the 4-H program. Shirley became 4-H Department Head in 1955 and served in that capacity for 21 years until his retirement in 1976. During that time, he was instrumental in implementing positive statewide program changes. Shirley continued to work at youth development through his work in church, community and the 4-H program in his home parish of Beauregard.
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