Mr. James Tyson was born in 1931 in Coffee Springs, Alabama. He
attended Tuskegee Institute where he received his BS in Agricultural
Education. He continued to advance his studies of agriculture at
Tuskegee as well as Fort Valley State College, and the University
of Georgia. Mr. Tyson was a member of the Tuskegee ROTC and served
as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army.
Mr. Tyson taught at Lincoln High School in Alabama and was Vocational
Agriculture Instructor at R.L. Norris High School, Norris Middle
School, and Thomson High School, all in Thomson, Georgia. He served
Vocational Agriculture for 33 years until his retirement in 1988.
During his years of teaching, Mr. Tyson was named McDuffie County
Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Tyson was a member of the American Legion, McDuffie County
Farm Bureau, Prince Hall Grand Lodge, the Retired Teachers Association,
Georgia Sheriffs Association, and the Vocational Agricultural Association.
Mr. Tyson died in 1992.