Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame


B.S. Forestry. University of Michigan. 1929

Career employee of the Florida Forest Service ascending to State Forester in 1945. Implemented the County Forest Fire Control Law that authorized counties to cost share fire protection with the state. Extended fire protection to all 67 counties. Added nurseries to provide seedling to assure raw material for emerging pulp and paper industry. Expanded management of state lands and the woodland management assistance program. With Governor Leroy Collins planted one-billionth nursery-produced seedling on Capitol lawn and saw the two billionth seedling planted during year of retirement in 1969.

Society of American Foresters Member since 1931
SAF Fellow. 1957