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Elwood Leonard Demmon

Elwood Leonard Demmon, American forester. Recipient University Michigan Distinguished Alumni Service medal, 1954, United States Department Agriculture Distinguished Service award, 1956, merit citation National Civil Service League, 1956.


  • DEMMON, Elwood Leonard was born on September 23, 1892 in Kendallville, Noble Company, Indiana, United States. Son of Elwood Frank and Blanche (Voorheis) Demmon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1914. MF, University Michigan, 1916. Doctor of Science (honorary), North Carolina State College, 1955.


    • Forest Assistant, Michigan Department of Conservation, in cooperation with Lake States Forest Experiment Station, United States Forest Service. Mich, and Minnesota, 1924-1925. Associate Silviculturist, Southern Forest Experiment Station, Headquarters, New Orleans, Louisiana (Territory, Florida.

      Georgia. Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma) 1925-1927. Acting Director, Southern Forest Station, United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, 1927-1928. Director, since 1928.


    Member Louisiana Agricultural War Board, 1942-1944, Minnesota Agricultural War Board, 1944-1945. Member forest products research advisory committee Michigan College Mining & Technology, 1947-1951. Member Governor's Conservation Advisory Committee, Minnesota, 1950-1951, advisory committee North Carolina State College School Forestry, from 1952, Forest Farmers Association Cooperative, Atlanta, forestry commission Asheville Agricultural Development Council, from 1963.

    President Asheville-Biltmore Botanical Gardens, from 1965. Fellow Society of America Foresters. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (representative council 1946-1949, National Research Council representative division biology and agricultural 1951-1955, president 1954-1955), American Forestry Association (board directors 1954-1955), North Carolina Forestry Association (board directors), Forest History Society (board directors), North Carolina Forestry Council, University Michigan Foresters Association (president 1948-1950), University Michigan Alumni Association (board directors), Rotary.


    • Married Doris May Oppermann, June 27, 1925. Children: Elwood Leonard, Doralese Demmon Robinson, Carol Evelyn.
    • father: Elwood Frank Demmon
    • mother: Blanche (Voorheis) Demmon
    • spouse: Doris May Oppermann
    • children: Elwood Leonard Demmon
    • Doralese Demmon Robinson Demmon
    • Carol Evelyn Demmon
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    Born September 23, 1892