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Gordon Benjamin Castle

Gordon Benjamin Castle, American educator. Member of executive board Campfire Girls, 1945-1949.; Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Ecological Society, American Society Zoologists, Arizona Academy Sciences Democrat.

Background

  • Castle, Gordon Benjamin was born on August 10, 1906 in Portland, Indiana, United States. Son of Arthur D. and May (Brake) Castle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wabash College, 1928. A.M., University of California, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1934.

    Career

    • Biologist termite investigations committee University of California, 1928-1931, teaching fellow, 1931-1934. Instructor U. Montana, 1934-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1938, associate professor, 1938-1939, professor, 1939-1962, department chairman zoology, 1938-1948, director biological station, 1938-1962, senior academic dean, dean College Arts and Sciences, 1949-1952, dean Graduate School, 1952-1957, acting president, 1958-1959. Professor zoology Arizona State University, Tempe, 1962-1976, professor emeritus, 1976-1983, department chairman, 1962-1964, vice president, 1964-1967.

    Membership

    Member of executive board Campfire Girls, 1945-1949. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Ecological Society, American Society Zoologists, Arizona Academy Sciences Democrat.

    Connections

    • Married Berta Boyd, May 17, 1931. Children: Lynn, Margit.
    • father: Arthur D. Castle
    • mother: May (Brake) Castle
    • spouse: Berta Boyd
    • children: Lynn Castle
    • Margit Castle
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    Born August 10, 1906
    Died February 17, 1983
    (aged 76)
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