Retired Faculty 1960's


Gilbert Walker

1916 – 1961

Extension Agronomy

Lt. Col. Walker served as an assistant in Soils and Crops in the Agricultural Experiment Station at Purdue and as an agronomy Extension specialist. He supervised graduate students researching field crops’ response to nitrogen top dressing. He also served as Chairman of the Extension Agronomists Section of the Midwest Fertilizer conference 1956-1957 and was awarded the Reward of Merit from the Indiana Crop Improvement Association in 1959.


Herbert H. Kramer

1946 – 1961

Plant Breeding & Genetics

Dr. Kramer taught undergraduate and graduate students in genetics, plant breeding, and cytopgenetics courses at Purdue University. He served as major professor to 27 graduate students and was on the advisory committees for 118 advanced-degree candidates. Dr. Kramer was an active member of the American Society of Agronomy and received many awards, including the Stevenson Award from the American Society of Agronomy.


Robert Raymond Mulvey

1919 – 1963


Professor Mulvey was associated with the Purdue Small Grain Variety Testing Program and received the Merit Award from the Indiana Crop Improvement Association in 1960 for his contribution to crop production. He was a member of Sigma Xi, the American Society of Agronomy and the Indiana Historical Society.


Samuel Raymond Miles

1927 – 1963

Agricultural Statistics

Professor Miles was one of the first to apply the developing science of statistics to the analyses of field research data.  He also was active in the Association of Official Seed Analysts and the International Testing Association and received the Soils and Crops Award of the Indiana Crop Improvement Association for outstanding service to Indiana agriculture in 1957.


Jerome P. Seaton

1920 – 1965

Forest Soils Professor Seaton was the first forest soils instructor at Purdue University. He served as coach for the Purdue soils judging team and was instrumental in the promotion and organization of annual state soil judging contests for high school 4-H and FFA programs. Professor Seaton also spent his summers doing cereals research at the Department of Agriculture Arlington Farm in Virginia from 1917 – 1942.


Gerald O. Mott

1939 – 1968

Grazing and Crop Physiology

Dr. Mott developed the concept of grazing pressure with its important statistical and mathematical ramifications, developed the theoretical basis for evaluating the contribution of pasture to the nutrient intake of grazing animals which receive supplemental feed in the form of grain, and worked to pioneer the development of the digestion technique for evaluating the digestibility of forage samples. He was an active member of the American Society of Agronomy.