Paul Rufus Burkholder, American educator, microbiologist. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy Science, Botanical Society American (secretary 1940-1945), American Society Naturalists (president 1948), American Society Microbiologists, Society Protozool., Society General Microbiol., Torrey Botanical; Club, Sigma Xi.
Botany Cornell Univercity, 1924-1928. Biological curator Buffalo Museum Science, 1929-1932. Assistant professor Connecticut College, 1934-1937, associate professor, 1937-1938.
Associate professor of University Missouri, 1938-1940. Associate professor Yale, 1940-1943, Eaton professor botany, 1944-1953. Department chairman plant science, 1950-1953.
Head department bacteriology U. Georgia, 1953-1956. Director research Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1956-1961. Chairman marine biology programs Lamont Geological Observatory Columbia, 1961-1969.
Visiting professor microbiology U.P.R., Mayaguez, 1969-1972.
Born February 1, 1903