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Paul Rufus Burkholder

educator , microbiologist

Paul Rufus Burkholder, American educator, microbiologist. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy Science, Botanical Society American (secretary 1940-1945), American Society Naturalists (president 1948), American Society Microbiologists, Society Protozool., Society General Microbiol., Torrey Botanical; Club, Sigma Xi.

Background

Burkholder, Paul Rufus was born on February 1, 1903 in Orrstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Rankin William Rankin and Mary Ellen (Schubert) Burkholder.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1924. Doctor of Philosophy., Cornell Univercity, 1929. National Research Council fellow in botany, Harvard, 1932-1933, Columbia, 1933-1934.

Master of Arts (honorary), Yale, 1944. Doctor of Science (honorary), Dickinson College, 1949.

Career

Botany Cornell Univercity, 1924-1928. Biological curator Buffalo Museum Science, 1929-1932. Assistant professor Connecticut College, 1934-1937, associate professor, 1937-1938.

Associate professor of University Missouri, 1938-1940. Associate professor Yale, 1940-1943, Eaton professor botany, 1944-1953. Department chairman plant science, 1950-1953.

Head department bacteriology U. Georgia, 1953-1956. Director research Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1956-1961. Chairman marine biology programs Lamont Geological Observatory Columbia, 1961-1969.

Visiting professor microbiology U.P.R., Mayaguez, 1969-1972.

Works

  • Contributor papers in field.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy Science, Botanical Society American (secretary 1940-1945), American Society Naturalists (president 1948), American Society Microbiologists, Society Protozool., Society General Microbiol., Torrey Botanical. Club, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Lillian Miller, February 4, 1930. Children: Franz M., Peter M., Karl M. Instructor.

father:
William Rankin William Rankin Burkholder

mother:
Mary Ellen (Schubert) Burkholder

spouse:
Lillian Miller

children:
Franz M. Burkholder

Peter M. Burkholder

Karl M. Instr Burkholder