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Biographical entry Angell, Herbert Raleigh (1893 - 1992)

OBE

Born
21 August 1893
Manchester, Jamaica
Died
25 January 1992
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Plant pathologist

Summary

Herbert Angell, a principal plant pathologist with CSIR/CSIRO 1940-1958, was responsible for considerably reducing losses through blue mould in tobacco and other plant diseases. His wartime research was on retting of flax and diseases of flax. Angell was educated at Macdonald College in Canada and at the University of Wisconsin in the USA (BSA, MS, PhD) prior to his arrival in Australia.

Details

Angell was educated at Macdonald College in Canada and at the University of Wisconsin in the USA (BSA, MS, PhD) prior to his arrival in Australia.

Events

1917 - 1918
Life event - Military service during the Great War (WW1) in France and Italy
1928 - 1940
Career position - Senior Plant Pathologists for CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1929
Career position - Research on purple blotch in onion published
1929 - 1938
Career position - Research on downy mildew (blue mould) of tobacco and its prevention by benzol vapour published
1930
Career position - Research on the relation of protocatechuic acid to disease resistance in onion published
30 October 1930
Life event - Married Kate Rosalind Ramsay
1931
Career position - Research on the control of soft rot in pineapple by benzoic acid published
1934 - 1938
Career position - Discovered the early symptoms of and published research on flag smut and bunt of wheat
2 January 1939
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
1940 - 1958
Career position - Principal Plant Pathologist for CSIR/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
1943 - 1947
Career position - Research on take-all of wheat published
1945
Career position - Research on browning of flax published
1949 - 1954
Career position - Research on seedling blight of peas and poppy published
1949 - 1955
Career position - Research on brown rot of stone fruits published

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.