Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame
JOHN L. GRAY
July 4, 1920 - May 25, 2007
Began career with Crossett Timber Company in Arkansas. As N.C. State University Extension Service Program Leader for Forestry, provided visionary and enthusiastic leadership. Became Director of the School of Forestry at the University of Florida in 1963. Led change to an integrated forestry curriculum and growth in forest biology research and discipline diversity. Started annual Symposium for Florida SAF. Effected significant industry support for research and attracted a new building to house programs. Served nationally as President of the land grant association for forestry schools. In 1976, joined the USDA Forest Service policy staff and then became Director of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies.
Society of American Foresters Council. 1980-81