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Henry A. Gleason
The Michigan Alumnus 84

Henry Allan Gleason, now Assist
ant Professor of Botany in the University, comes to the University from 
the University of Illinois. He was 
born at Dalton City, Ill. Jan. 2, 1882,
 and received his Bachelor's degree
 from Illinois in 1901, and his Master's
 degree in 1904. He received his Ph.D.
 from Columbia in 1906.

following his undergraduate course at
 Illinois, he became assistant in botany
 from 1901 to 1903, becoming instructor in the same subject in the year
 1903-04. The following year he
 served as fellow and assistant in botany in the Ohio State University. 
 During the summer of 1904 he also 
served as special assistant in the Missouri Botanical Garden. In 1906 he
 became instructor in botany in the 
University of Illinois, a position which 
he held until 1909, when he was pro
moted to associate in botany. This
 position he resigned to accept his pres
ent position at Michigan.

Dr. Gleason is a member of the Illinois State
 Academy of Science; the Torrey Bo
tanical Club; the Botanical Society of
 America; and is a Fellow in the Amer
ican Association for the Advancement
 of Science. He is also a member of
 Sigma Xi. He has also written a
 number of papers, including "A Revi
sion of the North American Vernonieie," in Bulletin of the New York
 Botanical Garden, Vol. 4, p. 144-243; 
"The Pedunculate Species of Trilli
um," in Bulletin of the Torrey Botan
ical Club, Vol. 33, pp. 377-386; mon
ograph of the Platanaceae, for North
 American Flora, Vol. 22, part 3; "On 
the Biology of the Sand Areas of Illi
nois," in Bulletin of the Illinois State 
Laboratory of Natural History, Vol. 7, 
pp. 137-272; "The Vegetational His
tory of a River Dune," in Transactions 
of the Illinois State Academy of Sci
ence, Vol. 2, pp. 19-26; "Some Unsolved Problems of the Prairies," in 
Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club,
 Vol. 36, pp. 265-271; as well as some 
twenty other articles of minor import
ance on systematic botany and ecology.