Horace G. Johnston

Horace G. JohnstonDepartment Head—Research and Teaching

Horace G. Johnston was first employed by the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M with responsibility for teaching and research during the period 1927-1939. During the mid-1930’s, Johnston was a seasonal employee of the USDA, conducting work in Arizona. From 1939 until 1942 he served as research and extension entomologist at the University of Arizona. In 1942 he returned to Texas A&M as extension entomologist and served in this capacity until 1944, Johnston later became director of agricultural research in the Freeport Sulpher Company. He again returned to Texas as extension entomologist during the year 1946. In 1947 when entomology was reorganized in the Texas A&M System, Johnston was appointed head of the department. His responsibilities included administration in teaching, research, apiculture, and extension entomology. He remained in this position until 1952 when he joined the staff of the National Cotton Council as head of its research development unit. He retired from this position in 1969 after having served in the field of entomology for over 40 years.

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