Dana, Samuel Trask,, 1883-1978

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Professor of forestry and dean of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan, member of the Hoover Commission on the Reorganization of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, and fellow and president of the Society of American Foresters.

From the description of Samuel Trask Dana papers, 1893-1970. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423096

Samuel T. Dana, a specialist in forestry and forest economics, was the first dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, serving from 1927 to 1951. Born April 21, 1883 in Portland, Maine, Dana was educated at Bowdoin College (1904) and Yale University (1907). He immediately entered the U.S. Forest Service upon graduation where he first engaged in investigations of the culture of white pine and paper birch forests. He later helped to establish several forest experiment stations and conducted further research on the economic value of forests.

During World War I, Dana was a U.S. Army captain in charge of lumber statistics, serving as secretary of the commodity committee on lumber from 1918 to 1919. After the war he returned to the U.S. Forest Service as a forest economist and then was appointed forest commissioner of Maine where he served from 1921 to 1923 and where he was in charge of forest fire control. From 1923 to 1927, Dana was director of the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station of the U.S. Forest Service. He served there until coming to the University of Michigan.

Dana was active in his profession and as a teacher. During the 1930s, he was chairman of the U.S. Timber Conservation Boards. He also served as president of the Society of American Foresters and was editor in chief of its Journal of Forestry. From 1948 to 1949, he also served on the Hoover Commission charged with the reorganization of the executive branch of the government. In 1958, President Eisenhower appointed him to served on the National Outdoor Recreation Review Commission which studied trends in population, transportation and recreational land uses. He also served on the National Citizens Committee for Outdoor Recreation, and was selected by the Society of American Foresters to study different proposals to preserve California's redwood trees.

Dana died May 8, 1978

From the guide to the Samuel T. Dana papers, 1893-1970, 1925-1968, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Dana, Samuel Trask, 1883-1978. Interview, 1964. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Van Coevering, Jack, 1900-. Jack Van Coevering papers, 1928-1978. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Coulter, Clinton H. Clinton H. Coulter interview, February 6, 1958. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. English Language Institute. English Language Institute (University of Michigan) records, 1940-1982. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn National Forestry Program Committee. National Forestry Program Committee records, 1920-1928, 1945-1947. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Dana, Samuel Trask, 1883-1978. Samuel Trask Dana papers, 1893-1970. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn William Robinson Brown papers, 1907-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn James K. Pollock papers, 1920-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn English Language Institute (University of Michigan), records, 1940-2004 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New York State College of Agriculture Department of Forestry. Dept. of Forestry records, 1912-1915. Cornell University Library
creatorOf De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. Letter, 1949 Oct. 19, Cambridge, Mass., to Dean [S.T.] Dana [Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Samuel T. Dana papers, 1893-1970, 1925-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Camp Filibert Roth (University of Michigan) records, 1928-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Camp Filibert Roth (University of Michigan). Camp Filibert Roth (University of Michigan) records, 1928-1987. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Dept. of Forestry records, 1912-1915. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf University of Michigan. English Language Institute. English Language Institute (University of Michigan) records, 1940-2004. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Zon, Raphael, 1874-1956. Raphael Zon papers, 1887-1957. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brown, William Robinson, 1875-1955. William Robinson Brown papers, 1907-1957(inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Jack Van Coevering Papers, 1928-1978 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Clarence Cook Little papers, 1924-1929 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Catalogue I of the Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Bancroft Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith American Forestry Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office corporateBody
associatedWith Baxter, Percival Proctor, 1876-1969. person
associatedWith Brower, David Ross, 1912-2000. person
associatedWith Brown, William Robinson, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Camp Filibert Roth (University of Michigan) corporateBody
associatedWith Camp Filibert Roth (University of Michigan) corporateBody
associatedWith Chapman, Herman Haupt, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Clapp, Earle H. (Earle Hart), 1877-1970. person
associatedWith Clepper, Henry Edward, 1901-1987. person
associatedWith Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987. person
associatedWith Conservation Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Coulter, Clinton H. person
associatedWith Crafts, Edward C. (Edward Clayton), 1910- person
associatedWith Craig, James B. person
associatedWith Craig, James B. person
associatedWith De Voto, Bernard Augustine, 1897-1955. person
associatedWith Fritz, Emanuel, 1886- person
associatedWith Fry, Amelia R. person
associatedWith Graves, Henry Solon, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Greeley, William Buckhout, 1879-1955. person
associatedWith Hosmer, Ralph Sheldon, 1874-1963. person
associatedWith Johnston, Don Porter, 1884- person
associatedWith Krueger, Myron. person
associatedWith Krueger, Myron. person
associatedWith Little, Clarence C. (Clarence Cook), b. 1888 person
associatedWith McArdle, Richard Edwin, 1899- person
associatedWith Metcalf, Woodbridge, 1888- person
associatedWith Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future. corporateBody
associatedWith Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future (Washington, D.C. : 1953) corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Barrington, 1913-2005. person
associatedWith National Forestry Program Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith National Popular Government League. corporateBody
associatedWith Nelson, DeWitt, 1901- person
associatedWith New York State College of Agriculture Department of Forestry. corporateBody
associatedWith New York State College of AgricultureDept. of Forestry. corporateBody
associatedWith Pack, Charles Lathrop, 1857-1937. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. person
associatedWith Pomeroy, Kenneth Brownridge, 1907- person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Laurance S., 1910- person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Laurance Spelman. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1893- person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1893-1982. person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Sargent, Francis. person
associatedWith Sargent, Francis. person
associatedWith Save-the-Redwoods League. corporateBody
associatedWith Schmitz, Henry, 1892-1965 person
associatedWith Sierra Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Society of American Foresters. corporateBody
associatedWith Taft, Charles Phelps, 1897 person
associatedWith Train, Russell E., 1920- person
associatedWith Udall, Stewart L. person
associatedWith United States. Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (1953-1955) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Timber Conservation Board. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Timber Conservation Board. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. English Language Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. School of Natural Resources. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Coevering, Jack, 1900- person
associatedWith Vaux, Henry J. (Henry James), 1912- person
associatedWith Zon, Raphael, 1874-1956. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Subject
Forests and forestry
Forest rangers--New Mexico
Forests--Michigan
Forests and forestry--government ownership
Forests and forestry--United States
Oral History
Conservation of natural resources
Forestry schools and education
Lumber industry--Michigan
Conservation of natural resources--United States
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Birth 1883-04-21

Death 1978

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