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Cornell Prepared Botanist For His Michigan Career

Chester A. Arnold
The Michigan Alumnus 267

Author of many articles on
 paleobotany and once on the
 faculty at Cornell University, Ches
ter Arthur Arnold is now Associate 
Professor of Botany and Curator of 
Paleobotany in the University Mu
seum of Paleontology.

Born June 
25, 1901, at Leeton, Missouri, he
 received his B.S. degree in 1924 
and his Ph.D. degree in 1929, both 
from Cornell University. For four
 years, beginning in 1924, Mr. Arn
old was Assistant in Botany at Cor
nell. In 1928 he came to the Uni
versity of Michigan and was made 
Instructor in his field. He was pro
moted to Assistant Professor in
 1935, and last spring was advanced 
to his present position of Associate 
Professor of Botany. In 1929 he
 was designated Curator of Fossil
 Plants at the Museum of Paleon

Professor Arnold is a mem
ber of the following professional
 societies: American Association for 
the Advancement of Science; 
American Museum of Natural His
tory; Botany Society of America: 
Michigan Academy; Paleontologi
cal Society; Sigma Xi, an honorary 
scientific society; and the Research 
Club of the University of Michi

Included among his numer
ous literary contributions are pub
lications in The American Journal
 of Botany and The Contribution 
from the Museum, of Paleontology 
of the University of Michigan. The
 subjects are principally concerned
 with plants of the Devonian and 
Carboniferous periods.

In 1933 
Mr. Arnold married Jean Davidson Ph.D. '34, who received her A.B.
 and A.M. degrees from the Univer
sity of British Columbia. They 
have two children, Bruce and David, aped three and six. Professor
 Arnold enjoys photography and in 
normal times spends his vacations 
furthering his study of botany.