Bernard Dodge

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Date of Birth: 04/18/1872

Age: 143

Place of Birth: near Maastona

Citizenship: United States


Bernard Ogilvie Dodge was born April 18, 1872 on a farm near the town of Maaston in central Wisconsin, one of seven children in the family of a carpenter and a schoolteacher Eldridge Jerry Dodge and Mary Anne Nourse. Since childhood, he worked on his father`s farm, just graduated from high school in 1892, after which he taught for a while. In 1896, Bernard entered the University of Wisconsin, however, due to lack of funds has left him and continued working as a teacher. The next few years he is taught, then studied at the University, graduating with a BA in philosophy in 1909.

In 1906, Bernard Ogilvie Dodge married Jenny Perry, with whom he lived for over 50 years. Children they did not have.

The University of Wisconsin Dodge was influenced by Professor Robert Harper, in 1911, transferred to Columbia University, where Bernard and decided to continue his studies. In 1909, Dodge and his wife moved to New York in 1912, he received his doctorate in philosophy. Until 1920, he worked at Columbia University instructor in botany, the next eight years he worked in the Plant Pathology Department of Agriculture (USDA).

From 1928 to 1947 he worked Bernard Dodge Plant Pathology at the New York Botanical Garden. Later, he became an honorary consultant in Plant Pathology and Mycology, retired from his post as a consultant after 10 years.

August 9, 1960, Bernard Ogilvie Dodge died.