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Harry R. Wellman

Dr. Wellman's impact on the University of California system is evidenced by the two buildings that bear his name - one on the Berkeley campus and the other on the Davis campus. His impact on the agricultural economics profession is evidenced by his more than 150 publications and his service as president of both the AAEA (1953) and the Western Agricultural Economics Association (1948). He was named a fellow of the AAEA in 1985.

He received his undergraduate degree from Oregon Agricultural College in 1921 after serving in the U.S. Navy in World War I. He began his association with the University of California system in 1923, receiving his masters in 1924 and his doctorate in 1926 at Berkeley. He returned to the University of California and joined the faculty of the Division of Agricultural Economics in 1935 after serving as a specialist in agriculture extension in the University of California (1925-34) and chief, General Crops Section, Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Washington, D.C. (1934-35). Dr. Wellman was named chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics and director of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics at Berkeley in 1942. In 1958, he became vice-president of the university and helped to guide the expansion of the university in the years after World War II.