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William Gordon Whaley

William Gordon Whaley, American university dean. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member International, American societies cell biology, American Society Plant Physiologists, Society Developmental Biology, National Association Land-Grant Colleges State Universities (chairman commission on graduate education). Botanical Society American, Torrey Botanical; Club, Sigma Xi.; Club: Cosmos.

Background

  • Whaley, William Gordon was born on January 16, 1914 in New York City. Son of Frank H. and Mae (Manson) Whaley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts State College, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1939.

    Career

    • Anne. Lecturer Barnard College Columbia, 1939-1940. Instructor Columbia, 1940-1943. Associate agronomist to senior geneticist, bureau plant industry, soils and agricultural engineering United States.D.A., 1943-1946, consultant geneticist agricultural research administration, 1946-1948.

      Associate professor botany University Texas, 1946-1948, department chairman, 1948-1962, professor, 1948-1982, director plant research institute, 1948-1963, director cell research institute, 1964-1982, associate dean graduate school, 1955-1957, dean, after 1957. Visiting professor Rockefeller University 1964. Chairman advising committee for science education National Science Foundation, 1966-1984.

    Works

    • Author: Biology for Everyone, 1948. Principles of Biology, 1954, review, 1957, 64. Also articles. Editor: Graduate Journal.

      Journal of Proceedings, Association Graduate Schools Editorial board journal Ultrastructure Research.

    Membership

    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member International, American societies cell biology, American Society Plant Physiologists, Society Developmental Biology, National Association Land-Grant Colleges State Universities (chairman commission on graduate education). Botanical Society American, Torrey Botanical.

    Club, Sigma Xi.; Club: Cosmos.

    Connections

    • Married Clare Youngren, 1938.
    • father: Frank H. Whaley
    • mother: Mae (Manson) Whaley
    • spouse: Clare Youngren
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    Born January 16, 1914
    Died December 15, 1982
    (aged 68)
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