ROY S. DEARSTYNE
1889 – 1960
Roy S. Dearstyne was born in New York State, and came to North Carolina as a bacteriologist for the city of Charlotte in 1919. His son, Roy H. Dearstyne, still resides in Raleigh.
Mr. Dearstyne received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in 1917and a M.S. degree from North Carolina State College in 1924. He was a faculty member of the Poultry Science Department at North Carolina State for 35 years -- from 1922 - 1956. During the latter 25 years of this period, he served as Head of the Department.
Professor Dearstyue was one of the early pioneers in developing the poultry industry in North Carolina. He was far ahead of his contemporaries in realizing the 2 great economic potential for poultry in the state.
Professor Dearstyne was a true pioneer in the North Carolina poultry industry, and the North Carolina Poultry Federation is pleased to honor him as a member of the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame.