Freeborn, Stanley Barron, 1891-1960

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Birth 1891-12-11
Death 1960-07-17

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Dr. Stanley Barron Freeborn was named the first Provost of the University of California, Davis in 1952. He then served as Chancellor from 1958-1959. During his career he held several positions in the University of California system. From 1924-1935 he was chairman of the Division of Entomology at Davis. His research centered on mosquitoes and malaria and he was recognized as an authority on malariology.

From the description of Papers, 1925-1958. (University of California, Davis). WorldCat record id: 55103973

Biography

Biographical Narrative

Stanley Barron Freeborn (December 11, 1891-July 17, 1960) was the first provost of the University of California, Davis. He received a B.S. degree in 1914 and a Ph.D. degree in 1924 from the Massachusetts Agricultural College. His entire scientific and administrative career, save for two wartime leaves, was spent with the University of California. He joined the faculty at Berkeley as an Instructor in Entomology in 1914. Freeborn was chairman of the Division of Entomology at Davis from 1924-1935, then became assistant to the Dean of the College of Agriculture at Berkeley. Two years later, he was appointed Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Berkeley. In 1952 he was appointed as the first Provost of the Davis campus and in 1958 became Chancellor. Following his retirement in 1959, Freeborn was a part-time academic assistant to University of California President Clark Kerr and worked on a study section of the National Institutes of Health.

Upon his arrival in California, Dr. Freeborn began studying mosquitoes and malaria under the late Dr. William B. Herms and attained world recognition as an authority on malariology. During both World Wars, Freeborn was engaged by the United States Public Health Service to work on malaria in relation to military establishments in this country. As a member of the Agricultural Experiment Station staff at the University of Caliornia Berkeley and Davis, he also dealt with other vectors of human diseases and the parasites of poultry and sheep.

Sources:

Stadtman, Verne, ed. Centennial Record of the University of California. [University of California, Berkeley, 1967]

Voorhies, E.C., Storer, T.I., and Usinger, R.L. "Stanley Barron Freeborn." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1961.

From the guide to the Stanley Barron Freeborn Papers, 1925-1958, (University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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  • Mosquitoes--Research

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