George C. Martin

Rev. 01/01/2020




George C. Martin worked in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) from 1947 to 1976.  He was leader of the Nematology Department of the Ministry of Agriculture in that country.  He visited UC Davis on sabbatical leave in 1964 and one other time on an FAO fellowship. 

George Martin's formal schooling ended at age 14, after which he worked as a lab assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London. He attended every class possible and eventually became so well informed that he achieved the status of a lecturer at that institution.   He emigrated to Rhodesia in 1947 where he distinguished himself by becoming a world authority on the subject of nematodes and, particularly, on the management of plant-feeding nematodes in Central Africa.

George Martin died of cancer in Cape Town, South Africa in 1987.
(Details on the biography of her late husband kindly supplied by Mrs Esmé Johnston)


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