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Craig, James V. (1924-2003) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Craig, James V. (1924-2003)


Historical Note:

James V. Craig was born 7 February 1924 in Bonner Springs, Kansas. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1948 and his M.S from the same institution in 1949. In 1952, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, from 1952 to 1955. He then became Associate Professor of genetics in the Poultry Department at Kansas State University from 1955 to 1960, at which time he was promoted to Professor.

In 1961, he received the Poultry Science research award from the Poultry Science Association, and in 1961-1962 he held a post-doctoral National Institute of Health Special Fellowship at the Poultry Research Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland. He received a Poultry Science travel award to attend the XIV World's Poultry Congress in Madrid, Spain, in 1970. In 1981, Prentice-Hall published Craig's book, Domestic Animal Behavior, and the following year he spent with the Animal Behavior Unit at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, while on sabbatical. The Poultry Science Association elected him a Fellow in 1988, and in 1992 he received the Merck Award for Achievement in Poultry Science and Poultry Welfare Research Award from the Poultry Science Association. That same year, he retired from Kansas State University. He died 30 March 2003 in Topeka, Kansas.

Sources: Sources outside the collection used in preparing the biographical note included the Media Services Faculty Files and Vertical Files.
Note Author: James W. Smith and Cliff Hight





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