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EDGAR H. LAWTON, III, BECOMES NATIONAL COTTONSEED PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT

Edgar H. Lawton, III of Hartsville, South Carolina, became the 112th President of the National Cottonseed Products Association (NCPA) at the closing session of their Annual Convention in Destin, Florida. Lawton is currently President and Treasurer of the Hartsville Oil Mill.

Lawton joined the company in 1983 and was appointed to his current position as President in 2000. The Hartsville Oil Mill was organized in 1900 by his great grandfather, J.J. Lawton, and is headquartered in Darlington, South Carolina. Lawton succeeded his father Edgar H. Lawton Jr. and his grandfather Edgar H. Lawton Sr. in this position.

Lawton has served on the Research & Education and Rules Committees of the NCPA, and is a current member of NCPA's Board of Directors. He also serves as a Cottonseed delegate and Board member to the National Cotton Council and is a member of the American Oil Chemists' Society.

He received his BA in Economics from the University of Richmond and his MBA from Wake Forest University.

The NCPA was established in 1897 and is the national trade association for the cottonseed processing industry. Association membership also includes refiners, which process cottonseed oil into semi-finished and finished products, dealers and brokers who market cottonseed products, and commercial laboratories that provide grading, quality control, referee and other services.

Major services of the Association are the administration of trading rules and standards, foreign market development for cottonseed products, internet resources www.cottonseed.com, www.cottonseedoiltour.com and www.espanol.cottonseed.com, and acts as an information service center for members on legislation, statistics, government regulations, court decisions, and other factors affecting their business.

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