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Gordon Benjamin Castle

educator

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