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Batt, James R. (ed.) / Wisconsin Academy review
Volume 18, Number 1 (February 1971)

Retirement,   p. 13

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partment of Wisconsin State
University-Oshkosh since 1965
and recently was made a full
professor. Born in Council
Bluffs, Iowa in 1927, he gradu-
ated from high school there in
1944 and then served in the
army. He attended Creighton
University in Omaha and com-
pleted his bachelor's degree at-
Concordia Teachers College in
Seward, Nebraska. His mas-
ter's degree was awarded by
the Universlity of Nebraska
Omaha campus, after which he
taught in various schools until
1962. In 1965 he obtained his
Ph.D. from the University of
Southern  California  before
coming to Wisconsin. Professor
Schapsmeier's primary field of
interest is 20th century Ameri-
can history with emphasis in
the area of agriculture and its
contributions to contemporary
society. With his twin brother
Edward, he has co-authored
three books and many articles
for historical journals. He
serves as regular book reviewer
and an associate editor for the
Journal of the West.-GMS
  WALTER R. SUTER, a na-
tive of Harvey, Illinois, re-
ceived his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees  from  Northwestern
University and is now an as-
sociate professor of biology at
*Carthage College in Kenosha.
  Professor Suter, 36, joined
the Carthage faculty in 1962.
He has had academic experi-
ence with several other institu-
tions over the past ten years,
including summers of year-
long responsibilities at North-
western, Florida State Univer-
sity, the Chicago Academy of
Sciences, Ecology and Ento-
mology, and Argonne National
Laboratory. In addition, Pro-
fessior Suter has acted as a
technical advisor to Encyclo-
paedia Britannica Films and as
an instructor in conservation at
  Research interests are- fo-
cused on Chicago-Milwaukee
area ecology and on biology of
the family Scydmaenidae; Col-
eoptera. The Argonne National
Laboratory and the Chicago
Academy of -Sc-iences have pub-
lished papers by the professor.
His research has also appeared
in The Anatomical Record and
Coleopterist's: Bulletin.
  Dr. Suter is a member of a
number of professional organ-
izations in addition to the Wis-
consin Academy, including the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the
American Entomological Soci-
ety, the American Institute of
Biological Sciences, the E o-
logical Society of America, t e
Illinois State Academy of S ci-
ence and the Coleopterists' So-
ciety. GMS
                     Mr. Jar ies
  George S. James, regional
forester of the U.S. Forest Serv-
ice's Eastern region, retired
last year. He had been top ad-
ministrator in the 20-state re-
gion since 1962, with head-
quarters in  Milwaukee. His
responsibilities covered 17 na-
tional forests with 11 million
acres, 11 purchase units, 112
land utilization projects and
seven research and experi-
mental areas.
  Mr. James was born in Ne-
vada and graduated from the
University of California at
Berkeley in 1933. He entered
the Forest Service in California
that year, carrying on research
activities with the just-organ-
ized  Civilian  Conservation
Corps there and in the Rocky
Mountain region. Later he be-
came assistant regional forest-
er in charge of information and
education programs in Calif-
ornia, then was transferred to
the Southern region in Atlanta
in a similar position. An as-
signment in the Washington of-
fice as associate deputy chief
heading up programs for the
protection and development of
the national forest system was
followed by the move to Mil-
waukee as regional forester.
  The Department of Agri-
culture presented him with a
Superior Service Award in
1968 for "strong decisive lead-
ership in administering nation-
al forest resources and stimu-
lating and directing effective
rural development and anti-
poverty programs." Mr. James
became affiliated with the Wis-
consin Academy in 1964.
  Merritt Y. Hughes, eminent
Milton scholar and emeritus
professor of English at the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin died May
12, 1971 in Madison. He had
served on the faculty from 1936
until his retirement in 1963.
During his tenure he was chair-
man of the English department
for ten years and was named to
the annual resident professor-
ship in the UW Institute for
Research in the Humanities.
  Professor Hughes received
an M.A. from the University of
Edinburgh, Scotland in July,
1918, and immediately joined
the AEF in London. He served
in World War II as field his-
torian with General George
Patton's headquarters in Eu-
  A.B. and M.A. degrees were
earned at Boston University.
After receiving a doctorate

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