Newton, Robert

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Newton, Robert

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1889 - 1985


Plant biochemist, Administrator, 1889-1985. Dr. Robert Newton joined the University staff in 1919 as a professor of field husbandry. From 1922 to 1932 he served as professor of plant biochemistry in the Department of Field Crops. After a period at the National Research Council, he returned to the University as Dean of Agriculture, 1940-1942, and as President, 1941-1950. In addition, he was Director of Research for the Alberta Research Council from 1941 to 1951.


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