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Biographical entry Summerville, William Allan Thompson (1904 - 1980)

Born
6 February 1904
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Died
20 December 1980
Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Entomologist and Agricultural scientist

Summary

(Sir) William Allan T. Summerville worked as an entomologist with the Department of Agriculture and Stock in Brisbane. He was made Director of plant industry in 1947 and advanced applied research in horticulture and pastures, establishing many soil conservation teams.

Details

Events

1922 - 1929
Career position - Learner in Entomology at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1929
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1929 - 1937
Career position - Assistant Entomologist at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1933
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1937 - 1945
Career position - Senior Research Officer at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1944
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Queensland
1945 - 1947
Career position - Director of horticulture at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1947 - ?
Career position - Director of Plant Industry at the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock
1958
Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1959
Career position - Director-General of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science
1963
Award - Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD (Hon)) received from the University of Queensland

Published resources

Books

  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Humphreys, L. R., 'Summerville, Sir William Alan Thompson (1904-1980), Agricultural Scientist and Public Servant', in John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 16, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2002, pp. 344-345. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A160411b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.