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Ackerson, Clifton W.



Clifton W Ackerson was born in Minnesota on Dec. 29, 1896 to Scandinavian parents. He majored in Agricultural Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota, earning a B.Sc. in 1921, and a M.Sc. in 1922. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska in 1926. There he served as Assistant Chemist, Associate Chemist, Acting Chairman of Department of Agricultural Chemistry until 1940. He served as a Lt. Col. in the U.S. army 1941-1945. Returning to the University of Nebraska, he spent the rest of his career as a Chemist and Biochemist with the university. He was married to Harriet Smith of Hillsdale, Michigan and they had three daughters.

Author: Josh Caster

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

C.W. Ackerson, Biochemistry and Nutrition Papers

 Collection — Box 001: [Barcode: R0241102342]
Identifier: RG-08-15-10
Scope and Contents

This collection contains numerous publication and research bulletins from the career of C.W. Ackerson.  Most of the articles are written on the topics of nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus metabolism of hens; vitamin A, B12, and D requirements of chicks; and the nitrate problem in animal nutrition.  Also in the collection are a photograph of Ackerson and two CVs along with bibliographical lists.

Dates: 1925-1969