William T. Penfound

William T. Penfound
Born: Elyria, OH 11/8/1897; died 8/31/1984
Education: Oberlin Coll. (A.B. 1922); Illinois (A.M. 1924; Ph.D. 1931)
Dissertation title: Plant anatomy as conditioned by light intensity and soil moisture (Amer. J. Bot. 18:558-572)
Advisor: W. B. McDougall (C)
Comments: Also influenced by A. G. Vestal, “my third, and last, Ph.D. chairman”.
Teaching history: Tulane 1927-47; Oklahoma 1947-67; Warren Wilson Coll. 1967-77.
ESA offices and honors: Treasurer 1950; Vice President 1957

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