Robinson Robert G., age 82, of Falcon Heights, MN. Born in Minneapolis, MN, on January 26, 1920, died on September 13, 2002. Preceded in death by his brother, Barton Hoxie; and sisters, Elizabeth Graham Robinson and Helen R. Petersen. Survived by niece, Marilyn Petersen Powell (John) of San Marino, CA; and grandnieces, Beth McCluney of Fullerton, CA, and Jennifer Berry of San Francisco, CA. Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, Robert Robinson, received his B.S. degree in Vocational Agriculture from Iowa State University in 1941 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agronomy and Soils from the University of Minnesota in 1947 and 1948 respectively. He was appointed assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics in 1948 and rose through the ranks to professor in 1973. He retired in 1986. Dr. Robinson was the consummate agronomist. He spent his career tirelessly researching small grains--a tremendous number and variety of grains--always with an eye to improving Minnesota's agricultural economy. He is given credit for the successful introduction of sunflowers into Minnesota's agriculture production. A Gathering to Remember will be held Monday, September 23, 2002, at 4:00 p.m. at the Minnesota Commons, St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota. The family suggests memorials to the University of Minnesota Robinson Scholarship in the College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, the Department of Audiology, the 1666 Coffman Memorial, or the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. Cremation Society of MN Mpls. 612-825-2435

Published on September 21, 2002

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