McKenney, Randolph E. B. (Deceased)
Randolph was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 7, 1878. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS degree in 1898, an MS degree in 1899, and a PhD degree in 1901. He worked as an assistant vertebrate biologist and a botanist in Pennsylvania from 1896 to 1899 and as a professor of biology at Santa Ana High School from 1899 to1900. Randolph worked for the U.S.Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, as an expert pathologist and physiologist from 1901 to 1902. He worked as an assistant professor of botany at George Washington University from 1902 to 1904. He worked as an expert pathologist and physiologist for the United Fruit Company from 1904 to 1908 and again for the U.S.Department of Agriculture from 1909 to 1919. Randolph was a member of the Society of Bacteriology, Phytopathology Society, Chemical Society, Academy of Political and Social Science, Washington Biological Society, Philadelphia Society, and Cosmos Club. His areas of expertise included development of the embryo sac, California ecology, luminous bacteria, plant nutrition, nature and properties of oxidases, tobacco diseases, and physiology and pathology of the banana. He was elected to membership in the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1903 and terminated his membership in 1912. Randolph died in 1941.