Barss, Alden Forest, 1888-1980

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Barss, Alden Forest, 1888-1980

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Born in New York State, Alden Barss obtained his early schooling in Rochester. He received his B.Sc. in Agriculture at Cornell University (1912), Masters in Horticulture from Oregon State College (1914), and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Barss joined the University of British Columbia's Department of Horticulture in 1918. He succeeded Dean Clement as head of the department in 1940 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1953. He was a member of St. Helen's Anglican Church and served from 1927 to 1971 on the Board of Governors of the Anglican Theological College of British Columbia and for twenty-five years he was its Secretary. Barss also served as a member of the UBC Senate from 1924 to 1930.


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