Department Head—Research and Teaching1952-1967
J.C. Gaines spent his entomology career at Texas A&M. He came to the college in 1927 to work on cotton insects for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station’s division of entomology and, except for time spent in military service during World War II, remained at A&M until retirement. From 1927-1947, he worked in the division of entomology. In 1947, his appointment became joint teaching-research. He served as department head from 1952-1967, after which he researched overseas at East Pakistan University. He retired in 1971. Gaines devoted most of his career to cotton insect research. He was one of the first researchers to develop an early season control program for the boll weevil.