In Memory: Herbert G. Johnson

July 9, 2019

The department recently learned of the passing of Dr. Herbert G. Johnson.  Herb passed away on March 1, 2012, at age 95. Herb had career-long connections with the department.  As an undergrad, he worked on the Barberry Eradication project. In 1953, Herb earned his Ph.D. in our graduate program under the direction of Thomas King and Elvin Stakman.  Herb served as a faculty member in the department for many years. He was an Extension Plant Pathologist and founded our Plant Disease Clinic in 1956. Herb was a decorated combat veteran of WWII. We extend belated condolences to Herb’s family and friends.  Read Herb’s official obituary here.