Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame
HAROLD S. NEWINS
Gained early experience with the USDA Forest Service and teaching at Oregon State College. U.S. Army aircraft inspector during World War I. Directed kiln operations for Culter Desk Company, served as State Forester for West Virginia and Inspector of ECW Camps in Michigan. Taught forestry at Pennsylvania State, and Michigan State Universities before joining the University of Florida in 1935 to become a one-person forestry program. Built the program to a School of Forestry by 1937. Procured comprehensive faculty, acquired land for Austin Cary Memorial Forest, won a WPA project to obtain forest buildings to support instruction; obtained SAF accreditation in 1943. Taught wood technology, organized collaborative research with wood preservatives industry and installed long-term durability tests on Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Statewide advocate for forestry.
Society of American Foresters Southeastern Section Chair. 1936