Eugene Marshall Stafford served as Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Davis from 1958 to 1973. His research
involved the use of chemicals for the control of insect pests of agricultural crops, especially scale insects on olives and
figs. His correspondence, which spans from 1945-1951, contains letters with chemical companies, farmers, and researchers regarding
agricultural pests and their control.
Eugene Marshall Stafford (September 2, 1910-September 25, 1980) was born in Los Angeles, California, but spent his early years
in Sacramento where he attended grade school, high school, and then Sacramento Junior College. In 1931, he entered the University
of California, Berkeley, where he earned the B.S. and M.S. degrees in entomology. He then undertook further graduate work
in entomology at Cornell University and received his Ph.D. in 1941. He returned to the University of California as Junior
Entomologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station and was promoted to Professor in 1958.
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