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Kenneth Starr Chester

Kenneth Starr Chester, American scientist, biologist. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Phytopath. Society, Ohio Forestry Association (president 1955; Member American Pulpwood Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Gamma Museum.

Background

  • Chester, Kenneth Starr was born on July 21, 1906 in Turner’s Falls, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Daboll Webster and Alice Josephine (Starr) Chester.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Boston University, 1928, S.M. Entertainment, 1929. S.M. Entertainment, Harvard, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931. Harvard Sheldon fellow Switzerland, 1931-1932.

    Career

    • Research fellow Rockefeller Institute Medical Research. Princeton, 1932-1937. Professor and head department botany and plant pathology, Oklahoma A. and M. College, 1937-1948, director college research foundation, 1944-1948.

      Supervisor Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, 1948-1954, consultant, 1954-1955. Technical adviser Alton Box Board Company (Illinois), 1955-1963. Professor biology Ohio Northern University, Ada, 1964-1969.

      Vice-president and chairman research committee, council for Agricultural and Chemurgic Research. Chairman International Commision on Plant Diseases Losses, in coop, with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

    Works

    • Author: Nature and Prevention of Plant Diseases, 1942. The Cereal Rusts, 1946. Selected Writings of New Jersey Vavilov (Russian translations), 1951.

      Plant Disease Losses: Their Appraisal and Interpretation, 1950. Papermaking Raw Materials. Contributor numerous scientific articles in professional and popular pub’s.

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Phytopath. Society, Ohio Forestry Association (president 1955.

    Member American Pulpwood Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Gamma Museum.

    Connections

    • Children: Desire Packer (now Mistress Greenidge), Lois Faxon (now Mistress Sousa).
    • father: John Daboll Webster Chester
    • mother: Alice Josephine (Starr) Chester
    • children: Desire Packer Chester (now Mistress Greenidge)
    • Lois Faxon Chester (now Mistress Sousa)
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    Born July 21, 1906
    Died February 26, 1969
    (aged 62)
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