Members from BPOE #249’s 126 Years of History — James E (Jim) Kraus

Jim Kraus

  • Born in Rock Ford Colorado — 1909
  • graduated from Colorado State University — 1932
  • masters degree from University of Wisconsin — 1934
  • Ph.D. Cornell University — 1940
  • Aberdeen Agricultural Experiment Station — 1941-1948
  • Head of Department of Horticulture — University of Idaho — 1948-1949
  • Assosciate Director Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station — 1949-1955
  • Dean College of Agriculture, Director UI Agricultural Extention Service & Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station — University of Idaho — 1955-1972
  • served on US Department of Agriculture’s National Research and Advisory Committee on Potatoes
  • member Board of Governors — National Science Foundation Agriculture Research Institute
  • died in Moscow ID — 1988
  • Lifetime member of BPOE #249  — on lodge wall of remembrance
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