Hofmann, Julius Valentine, 1882-1965

Birth Date:
1882
Death Date:
1965
Biographical Note:
Julius Hofmann earned his Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Minnesota. He was the first person in America to receive a doctorate in forestry. In 1929 he was appointed Head of the Department of Forestry at NC State, and Director of Forestry in 1932. He helped to establish forest preserves in North Carolina, and the largest forest in Eastern North Carolina is now named Hofmann Forest. After his retirement in 1948 from N. C. State College, Hofmann continued to serve as manager of the North Carolina Forestry Foundation.