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Thais Abia Merrill

educator

Thais Abia Merrill, American educator. Fellow American Association for Advancement of Science; member of American Society Horticultural Science, American Biological Society, American Institute Biological Science, New York Academy Science, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta, Phi Sigma Upsilon. Sigma Phi, Alpha Delta Epsilon Intercollegiate Knights. Pi Alpha Xi.; Kiwanian.

Background

Merrill, Thais Abia was born on March 8, 1908 in Richmond, Utah, United States. Son of Louis Edgar and Clara (Hendricks) Merrill.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Utah State College, 1931. Master of Science, Michigan State College, 1933, Doctor of Philosophy., 1954.

Career

Research assistant and extension specialist, Michigan State College, 1935-1941, associate professor and research associate in horticulture, 1943-1946. Superintendent and research associate of vineyard laboratory, New York Experiment Station, Cornell Univercity, Geneva Experiment Station, 1941-1943. Professor and chairman, department horticulture Washington State University, since 1946.

Membership

Fellow American Association for Advancement of Science. Member of American Society Horticultural Science, American Biological Society, American Institute Biological Science, New York Academy Science, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta, Phi Sigma Upsilon. Sigma Phi, Alpha Delta Epsilon Intercollegiate Knights.

Pi Alpha Xi.; Kiwanian.

Connections

Married Alice Sessions, June 14, 1927. Children: Erma and Elma (twins).

father:
Louis Edgar Merrill

mother:
Clara (Hendricks) Merrill

spouse:
Alice Sessions

child:
Erma and Elma Merrill (twins)