Bernard Dodge

Bernard Dodge

American botanist, mycologist and plant pathologist.
Date of Birth: 18.04.1872
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Bernard Dodge
  2. Early Life and Education
  3. Marriage and Career
  4. Bernard Ogilvie Dodge passed away on August 9, 1960.

Biography of Bernard Dodge

Bernard Ogilvie Dodge was an American botanist, mycologist, and plant pathologist. He was born on April 18, 1872, on a farm near the town of Mauston in central Wisconsin. He was one of seven children in the family of a carpenter and school teacher, Eldridge Jerry Dodge, and Mary Ann Norce.

Early Life and Education

From a young age, Dodge worked on his father's farm and only completed his schooling in 1892. He briefly worked as a teacher before enrolling at the University of Wisconsin in 1896. However, due to a lack of funds, he had to leave the university and continue working as a teacher. Over the next few years, he alternated between teaching and attending the university, eventually graduating with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1909.

Marriage and Career

In 1906, Bernard Ogilvie Dodge married Jenny Perry, with whom he lived for over 50 years. They did not have any children. Dodge was influenced by Professor Robert Harper while at the University of Wisconsin. In 1911, Harper moved to Columbia University, and Dodge decided to continue his studies there. In 1909, Dodge and his wife moved to New York, and in 1912, he obtained his Ph.D. degree.

From 1920 until 1928, Dodge worked as a plant pathologist at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following this, he served as a plant pathologist at the New York Botanical Garden from 1928 to 1947. He later became an honorary plant pathologist and a consultant in mycology, retiring from his consultant position after ten years.

Bernard Ogilvie Dodge passed away on August 9, 1960.