(1914 – 1988)
Charles Gilbert Leslie was born in Athens, Alabama, in 1914 on the 31st of August. Charles graduated from Trinity High School in Athens in May of 1936. Later that year, he enrolled at Tuskegee Institute and received a B.S. degree in 1940.
He taught vocational agriculture at Wilcox County Training School and Snow Hill Institute, Snow Hill, Alabama, from 1940 to 1944. On July 1, 1944, he was appointed Emergency County War Food Production Assistant in Lauderdale County to help with the war effort. On July 1, 1945, he was employed as a county agent in Lauderdale County. He retired on December 17, 1959, at the young age of 45, because of illness.
Charles gave fifteen years of outstanding service to the people of Lauderdale County. His notable work was with dairying, forage crops, swine production, and food production. He was an effective communicator, which enabled him to do a good job of teaching farmers.
He will be remembered as one of the agricultural leaders in the Tennessee Valley.
In tribute to his fifteen years of service to Lauderdale County, the name Charles G. Leslie is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 293