R.C. “Red” Bamberg, Jr.


R. C. (Red) Bamberg Jr., was born in Bibb County, Alabama, December 11, 1911. He started college in 1929, but dropped out because of the Great Depression to work as assistant county agent in Butler County from 1936-38. He then returned to Auburn and received a B.S. in 1940.

Bamberg was county agent of Dallas County from 1942-49, except for World War II Army service. After resigning from the Extension Service, Bamberg bought a farm in Uniontown.

He was Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries from 1959-62, served as a presidential appointee on the Commodity Credit Board of New Orleans, and was a member of the State Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. Bamberg was state director of the Farmer’s Home Administration from 1964-68 and was appointed director of the Alabama Development Office in 1971. Bamberg retired in 1979 and returned to his farm in Uniontown.

Red Bamberg is a trustee for Auburn University. He has served as director of the Alabama Cotton Association and president of the Perry County Farm Bureau and the Sheep Growers Association. He is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture.

Bamberg is married to the former Olivia Barnes of Plantersville. They have one son, Robert C. Bamberg III.