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Frank C. Gates
The Michigan Alumnus 499-513

Frank Caleb Gates, who is serving this semester as Acting Assistant
 Professor of Botany, was born September 13, 1887, at Chicago, Illinois. 

He took his A. B. degree from the University of Illinois in 1910 and his
 Ph. D. from the University of Michigan in 1912.

During the following three 
years Professor Gates was Instructor in Botany at the University of the
 Philippines. On his return to this country he was called to Carthage Col
lege, Illinois, where he became Professor of Biology, on January 1, 1916. 

He came to the University of Michigan in his present capacity in Feb
ruary 1919, although this is not his first connection with the Michigan
 Faculty as he has also served as Instructor and Assistant Professor of 
Botany in the summer camps of the University of Michigan Biological
 Station since 1915.

Professor Gates has written many articles; among 
them: "The Vegetation of the Beach Area in Northwestern Illinois and
 Southeastern Wisconsin," in the Bulletin of the Illinois State Laboratory 
of Natural History, 1912. "The Vegetation of the Region in the Vicinity 
of Douglas Lake, Michigan," in the 14th Report of the Michigan Academy 
of Science, 1912, "Winter as a Factor in the Xerophily of certain evergreen
 plants," in the Botanical Gazette, June 1914; "The Pioneer Vegetation of 
Taal Volcano," the Philippine Journal of Science, 1914; "A Sphagnum Bog
 in the Tropics." The Botanical Gazette, 1916; "The Relation between Evap
oration and Plant Succession in a Given Area," the American Journal of
 Botany, 1917. Professor Gates held the rank of second lieutenant in the
 Sanitary Corps of the United States Army, from August 24 to December 17, 1918.

He was married on June 11, 1915, to Miss Margaret M. Thompson.