Agriculturist, university professor. Born– May 24, 1850, Penfield, Ga. Parents– Patrick Hues and Lurene Howard (Cooper) Mell. Married– Annie R. White, June 15, 1875. Education– A.B., 1871; M.E., 1872; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Employed as a state chemist, Georgia, 1874-1877; taught geology and botany, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1878-1902; president, South Carolina A. & M. College (Clemson), 1902-1910; director, Alabama Weather Service, API, 1884-1893; director, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Stations, 1898; invented, weather signals used by the U.S. Weather Bureau. Member– treasurer, Board of Missions, Southern Baptist Convention, 1913; president, College Section, American Association of Colleges and Stations, 1909; Commander, Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1898.


Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.


Biological Laboratory Methods. New York; Macmillan, 1902.

Gardening for the South; or, How to Grow Vegetables and Fruits. Richmond; B.F. Johnson Pub. Co., 1901.

The Genealogy of the Mell Family in the Southern States. Albany, N.Y.; J. Munsell’s sons, 1897.

Report on the Climatology of the Cotton Plant. Washington, D.C.; Weather Bureau, 1893.


A Manual of Parliamentary Practice, rev. ed. Louisville, Ky.; Baptist Book Concern, 1893.