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Albert Franklin Burgess

Albert Franklin BURGESS, Principal Entomologist, United States Quarantine and Control Administration. Member of (P.) American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Association of Economic Entomologists (Secy, and Past President); Entomological Socs. of American and France.


  • BURGESS, Albert Franklin was born on October 2, 1873 in Rockland, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Emory and Mary A. (Lewis) Burgess.

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    • Massachusetts Agriculture College, Bachelor of Science, 1895, Master of Science, 1897. Boston University, Bachelor of Science, 1895.


    • Entomologist, Massachusetts State Board Agriculture, 1895-1899. Assistant in entomology, University of Illinois, 1899-1900. Assistant inspector 1900-1902, chief inspector of nurseries and orchards, 1902-1907, Ohio Department Agriculture: expert in charge of breeding experiments, bureau of Entomology, unites states department of Agriculture, 1907-1943, in charge of preventing spread of the gypsy moth for same bureau, 1913-1928.

      Principal entomologist of the United States Plant Quarantine and Control Administration, 1928-1934. Principal entomologist United States bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, 1933-1943, retired Associate editor Journal of Economic Entomology, 1908-1910, business manager, 1910-1924, 1931-1932. Published 5 annual reports and 9 bulletins on nursery and orchard inspection, numerous bulletins issued by United States bureau of Entomology and many scientific articles on entomological subjects.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Entomological Society America. Club (past president), National Shade Conference (chairman 1931), Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Xi. Mason.; Club: Cosmos (Washington).
    • Member of (P.) American Association for the Advancement of Science. American Assn, of Economic Entomologists (Secy, and Past President). Entomological Socs. of American and France.


    • Married Mary E. Dwight, June 20, 1904. Children: Emory D., Albert F. Assistant.
    • father: Emory Burgess
    • mother: Mary (Lewis) Burgess
    • spouse: Mary E. Dwight
    • children: Emory D. Burgess
    • Albert F. Asst Burgess
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    Died February 23, 1953
    (aged 79)


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