Frank C. Gates

Frank C. Gates
Born: Chicago, IL 9/12/1887; died 3/31/1955
Education: Illinois (A.B. 1910); Michigan (Ph.D. 1912)
Dissertation title: Winter as a factor in the xerophily of certain evergreen plants (Bot. Gaz. 57:445-489)
Adviser: F. C. Newcombe (confirmed by David Gates)
Comments: According to his son David, Frank Gates was influenced much more strongly by H. A. Gleason than by Newcombe, even though Newcombe was his official adviser at Michigan.
Teaching history: Univ. of the Philippines 1912-15; Carthage Coll. 1916-19; Kansas State 1919-55. Univ. of Michigan Biol. Sta. (Douglas Lake) 1915-54 (summers).
Others influenced: Aaron J. Sharp, John E. Potzger
ESA offices and honors: President 1952
ESA links: Presidential bio | Resolution of Respect
Archived papers: Frank Caleb Gates Collection, 1912-1915 and 2000. Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI. Unpublished biography written by his son David M. Gates; correspondence written from the Philippines to his parents, family members, and his fiancée; miscellaneous descriptions and drafts of writings pertaining to Philippine vegetation and travels in the Philippines; and photographs.

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