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Geddes Wilson Simpson received an A.B. in zoology from Bucknell University in 1929 and an A.M. in insect morphology from Cornell University in 1931. In 1935 he completed a Ph.D. in economic entomology at Cornell.
In 1931, Simpson joined the staff of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Maine. As a research entomologist, he gained national recognition for his work on aphids, especially those affecting potato plants. In 1952, Simpson was named professor of entomology at UMaine. He remained in that position until his retirement in 1974. For many years he was editor of the Potato Association of America's American Potato Journal. In 1975, Simpson was selected as the 56th Honorary Life Member of the Potato Association of America.
The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by Simpson but there are also some photographs used as illustrations in research papers and of colleagues. The records cover his service to the University of Maine at Orono as a researcher and later director of the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station, professor of entomology, and as editor of the Potato Association of America's American Potato Journal.
Education, Science and Technology
Agriculture | Entomology
Size of Collection
12 boxes and 2 half-size boxes
Dates of Collection
UA RG 0011.026
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Simpson (Geddes W.) Records, 1920-2001" (2019). Finding Aids. Number 449.