Arthur G. Vestal

Arthur G. Vestal
Born: LaGrange, IL 9/10/1888; died 6/5/1964
Education: Illinois (B.A. 1911); Colorado (M.A. 1913); Chicago (Ph.D. 1915)
Dissertation title: Phytogeography of the eastern mountain front in Colorado (Bot. Gaz. 68:153-193)
Advisor: Henry C. Cowles (confirmed by R. Brewer)
Other influences: Also influenced by Francis Ramaley, his Master’s adviser, and Henry A. Gleason, with whom he worked as an undergraduate.
Teaching history: Colorado 1911-14, Eastern Illinois State Normal School 1915-20, Stanford 1920-29, Illinois 1929-57.
Ph.D. students: C. H. Muller
Others influenced: William T. Penfound, Robert H. Whittaker
ESA offices and honors: Secretary-Treasurer 1934-35
ESA links: Resolution of Respect

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