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Paul Rufus Burkholder

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.

Background

  • Burkholder, Paul Rufus was born on February 1, 1903 in Orrstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Rankin William Rankin and Mary Ellen (Schubert) Burkholder.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1929. National Research Council fellow in botany, Harvard, 1932-1933, Columbia, 1933-1934.

      Master of Arts (honorary), Yale, 1944. Doctor of Science (honorary), Dickinson College, 1949.

    Career

    • 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.

    Works

    • Contributor papers in field.

    Membership

    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.

    Connections

    • Married Lillian Miller, February 4, 1930. Children: Franz M., Peter M., Karl M. Instructor.
    • father: William Rankin William Rankin Burkholder
    • mother: Mary Ellen (Schubert) Burkholder
    • spouse: Lillian Miller
    • children: Franz M. Burkholder
    • Peter M. Burkholder
    • Karl M. Instr Burkholder
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    Died August, 1972
    (aged 69)
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