The progress and problems of rural electrification in 1937

Some Problems of Rural Electrification

John A. Becker was the director of the Rural Electrification Coordination in Wisconsin in the 1930s. Established in 1935 by Governor La Follette, the organization sought to help Wisconsin farmers obtain their share of the federal funds allocated by the Rural Electrification Administration. In a speech presented to the Engineering Society of Wisconsin in 1937, Becker discusses the efforts of the organization to date in connecting 1,500 farmers to electric power sources, as well as the problems they face ahead.

Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Introduction of Electrical Power
Creator: Becker, John A.
Pub Data: The Wisconsin Engineer. Vol. 41, no. 6 (1937)
Citation: Becker, John A. "Some Problems of Rural Electrification." The Wisconsin Engineer. Vol. 41, no. 6 (1937); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/21/2018