HARPER, ROLAND McMILLAN, 1878-1966

Biography:

Geographer. Born– August 11, 1878, in Farmington, Me. Parents– William and Bertha (Tauber) Harper. Education– University of Georgia, B.E., 1897; Columbia University, Ph.D. Married– Mary Susan Wigley on June 23, 1943. Served as Aide, National Herbarium, 1901-1902; forester, Geological Survey of Georgia, 1903-1904; geographer, Geological Survey of Alabama, various times after 1905; Geological Survey of Florida, 1908-1931; headed Florida State Census, 1925; Alabama State Commission of Forestry, 1927; research professor, University of Georgia, 1928-1929. Discovered one plant genus and 25 plant species. Member of American Association of Geographers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ecological Society of America, Southern Historical Association.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4.

Publication(s):

Economic Botany of Alabama. 2 vols. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological (partial list) Survey of Alabama, 1943.

Forest of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1943.

Natural Resources of the Tennessee Valley Region in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1942.

Preliminary Report on the Weeds of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1941.

Resources of Southern Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1920.

Joint_Publication(s):

History and Work of the Geological Survey and Industrial Development of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1935.