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Walter Wesslhoeft Tupper
The Michigan Alumnus 173-185

Walter W. Tupper, who has been appointed
 Assistant Professor of Botany, has been an
 instructor in the botany department of the
 University since 1913.

He was born in New
tonville, Mass., April 22, 1888, and received his 
degrees of A.B., A.M. and Sc.D. from Harvard.

During the year 1909 to 1910 he was an Assistant 
in Botany at Harvard and became a teaching 
fellow in botany the following year, and an
 Assistant in Botany at Harvard and Radcliffe
 in 1912.

He has published several articles deal
ing with botanical subjects, among them the 
following. "Notes on Ginkgo Biloba" in the
 Botanical Gazette, May, 1911; "A Comparison 
of the Wood Structure of Oenothera Stenomeres and its Tetraploid Mutation Gigas," with 
H. H. Bartlett in Genetics, March, 1916; "The 
Relation of Mutational Characters to Cell
Size," with H. H. Bartlett in Genetics, Janu
ary, 1918; "Size Variation in Tracheary Cells"
 with I. W. Bailey, Proceedings of the American
 Academy of Arts and Sciences, September,

Professor Tupper graduated from the
 Officers' Training School at Plattsburgh, New
 York in 1916, after which he served for some
 time as inspector of aeroplanes and aeroplane 
engines with the U. S. Army Signal Corps and 
later for the Bureau of Aircraft Production.

In 1918 he was promoted to the grade of senior 
inspector, in charge of the Hallett and Davis 
and Davenport-Brown airplane factories in
 Nepowset and Somerville, Mass. Some months 
later he served with the Field Service, American Red Cross at Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass.,
 where he was promoted to the grade of associate field director, with the rank of captain,
 at Base Hospital, Camp Devens.