Obit: Dodge, Bernard Ogilvie (1872 - 1960)


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Surnames: Dodge


----Source: 1968 The Linnean Society Proceedings, Volume 173 Issue 1 , Pages 1 - 68 (January 1962)


Dodge, Bernard O. (18 APR 1872 - 9 AUG 1960)


Bernard Ogilvie Dodge passed away 9 August 1960 in New York.  He was born 18 April 1872 in Mauston, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Milwaukee Normal School in 1901 and was for several years a teacher and later principal in Wisconsin High Schools (1884-Greenwood, WI H.S.).  In the University of Wisconsin he studied under Charles Reid Barnes; he received his bachelor's degree in 1909.  He came to New York to study the fungi in Columbia University under Robert Almer Harper; the doctorate was awarded in 1912.  In 1920 he went to Washington as Pathologist in the Bureau of Plant Industry of the Department of Agriculture.  He returned to New York in 1928 as Plant Pathologist of The New York Botanical Garden, in which capacity he served until his retirement in 1947.  He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, as well as of the usual professional societies.  He served the Torrey Botanical Club successively as Secretary-treasurer, Editor and President.  He was President of the American Phytopathological Society and of the Mycological Society of America.



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