Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame


B.S. and M.S. Mathematics, Economics and Public Service, Franklin and Marshall College. 1902 and 1913
Honorary ScD. Franklin and Marshall College. 1923
Economics course, Columbia University. 1923
German and Swiss field course. 1924

Dr. Ziegler began his professional forestry career with the federal forest service in 1903. In 1910 he began serving first as Professor, then Director of the Penn State Forest School. He then spent a year as Senior Forest Economist of the USDA’s Southern Forest Exp. Station, followed by five years as Senior Research Forester for the state of Pennsylvania. In 1937 he was appointed Professor of Forest Economics and Management, UF School of Forestry, where he served until 1951. During WWI and until 1940 he served as reserve artillery officer, rising to rank of Colonel. He also served 15 years as a consultant for American Creosote and during WWII he was Chief of Lumber Distribution, War Production Board in Washington, DC.

Fellow, Society of American Foresters. 1950
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
University of Florida’s Newins-Ziegler Hall is co-dedicated in his honor.