Barber, H. N. (Horace Newton)

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Barber, Horace Newton
Barber, Horace Newton (1914-1971)
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botanist; geneticist; Botanist
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Horace Newton Barber (1914-1971), botanist and geneticist, was born on 26 May 1914 at Warburton, Cheshire, England, son of Horace Maximilian Barber, printer's traveller, and his wife Mary, née Newton....

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Horace Newton Barber was Professor of Botany, University of New South Wales from 1964 and Head of the School of Biological Sciences from 1966. Earlier he was Professor of Botany, University of Tasmania 1947-1963 and a lecturer at the University of Sydney 1946-1947. His research interests were in cytology and genetics. He made especially important contributions to the studies of plant cytogenetics and extended the knowledge of chromosome behaviour.

Born Warburton, Cheshire, 26 May 1914. Died Sydney, 16 April 1971. Educated Cambridge (BA 1936; MA 1944; ScD 1963) and London University (PhD 1942). Research Cytologist, John Innes Horticultural Institute, London 1936-40, Scientific Officer, Telecommunications Research Establishment, Ministry of Aircraft Production 1941-45, Flight Lieutenant RAFVR (Hon) with service in Mediterranean and Southeast Asia Commands 1943-45, Lecturer in Botany, University of Sydney 1946-47, Professor of Botany, University of Tasmania 1947-63, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Tasmania 1951-53, Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, California Institute of Technology 1953-54, Foundation Professor of Botany, University of New South Wales, 1964-71 and Head of the School of Biological Sciences 1966-71. Chairman, Professorial Board, University of Tasmania 1956-59, Royal Society Visiting Professor, University of Ibadan, Nigeria 1967. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1958, Fellow, Royal Society 1963.

  • 1936 Education - Bachelor of Arts in Botany (BA) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1936 - 1940 Career position - Research Cytologist at the John Innes Horticultural Institute in London
  • 1941 - 1945 Career position - Scientific Officer at the Telecommunications Research Establishment of the Ministry of Aircraft Production in England
  • 1942 Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at London University
  • 1943 - 1945 Career position - Flight Lieutenant RAFVR (Hon)
  • 1944 Education - Master of Arts (MA) completed at Cambridge University
  • 1946 - 1947 Career position - Lecturer in Botany at the University of Sydney
  • 1947 - 1963 Career position - Professor of Botany at the University of Tasmania
  • 1951 - 1953 Career position - Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Tasmania
  • 1953 - 1954 Career position - Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the California Institute of Technology
  • 1956 - 1959 Career position - Chairman of the Professorial Board of the University of Tasmania
  • 1958 - Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • 1963 Education - Doctor of Science (ScD) received from the University of Cambridge
  • 1963 Career position - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • 1964 - 1971 Career position - Foundation Professor of Botany at the University of New South Wales
  • 1967 Career position - Royal Society Visiting Professor at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria
  • 1972 Taxonomy event - The Eucalyptus barberi was named by L. Johnson & D. Blaxell for Barber.

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