Wilmon Newell

Department Head—Research and Teaching

Wilmon Newell was appointed assistant professor and apiculturist at Texas A&M College in 1902. One year later, he moved to Georgia to become state entomologist. In 1910, he returned to Texas A&M to become head of the department, chief of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station’s division of entomology, and state entomologist. During his five-year tenure as department head, he provided stable leadership and increased the number of entomology courses. Because he was also interested in beekeeping, he rejuvenated the foulbrood inspection system and helped write the foulbrood laws of Texas.

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