W. Clark Ashby

W. Clark Ashby
Born: Duluth, MN 7/6/1922
Education: Chicago (B.D. 1947, Ph. D. 1950); California (1947-49; no degree)
Dissertation title: Effects of certain acid growth-regulating substances and their corresponding aldehydes on the growth of roots. (Bot. Gaz. 112: 237-249).
Adviser: Poul Larsen (C)
Comments: Took courses with and T.A.’d for Charles E. Olmsted while at Chicago. Influenced at California by Hans Jenny, Noel Beadle and Robert Crocker. Left “because Adriance Foster wouldn’t let me transfer the Chicago courses in his specialization”.
Teaching history: Chicago 1955-60; Southern Illinois University 1960-92.
ESA offices and honors: Treasurer 1967-69; Business Manager 1969-73
Archived papers: Ashby Family World War I and II Papers at SIU-Carbondale | Some correspondence in the Good Papers at UGA/ESA Archives

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