Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame


B.S. Forestry. New York State University, Syracuse. 1920

Entered profession as a consultant for James D. Lacey Company directing assignments national-wide. Opened first Florida consultant’s office in Jacksonville, 1927. In 1931, formed Forest Managers Inc., managed forests, advised individuals and supervised crops of turpentine trees. Aided client J. C. Penny in sculpting barren land into a forested home for a retirement center. Published widely in journals advocating reforestation, investing in forestry, and chronicling the permanent forest industry developing in the South. Played major role in development of industrial forestry in the South. In 1948, moved to Pacific Northwest and used 27,000-acre cut over redwood tract to demonstrate sustained yield forestry and conservation. At his death, the Forest Economics Foundation was created to advance forestry among students and sponsor S. J. Hall Lectureship in Industrial Forestry and S. J. Hall Chair in Forest Economics in the University of California, Berkeley.

Society of American Foresters Southeastern Section Chair. 1932