Royal E. Shanks

Royal E. Shanks
Born: Ada, OH 11/11/1912; died 8/4/1962
Education: Ohio Northern (B.A. 1933); Ohio State (M.S. 1937, Ph.D. 1938)
Dissertation title: The original vegetation of a part of the lake plain of northwestern Ohio: Wood and Henry counties
Advisor: H. C. Sampson (signed dissertation)
Comments: E. N. Transeau was Shanks’ adviser for his Master’s thesis (Vegetation of Trumbull, Co., Ohio) and must certainly have been closely involved with his doctoral research, but was not the official adviser.
Teaching history: Ohio State 1936-39; Austin Peay St. Coll. (Texas) 1941-46; Tennessee 1939-41, 1946-62.
ESA offices and honors: Treasurer 1941-42; Member-at-Large 1950-51
ESA links: Resolution of Respect
External link: Arctic obituary

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