Liriodendron tulipifera flower

The University of North Carolina
Herbarium
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

John G. Haesloop

(1 December 1929 – 26 June 2010)


The University of North Carolina Herbarium has databased approximately 4,000 specimens that were collected by John G. Haesloop.  Virtually all of those specimens were co-collected with Harry E. Ahles.  Ahles, one of the authors of the Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas, did not know how to drive a car.  Therefore, he usually had a graduate student accompany him on collecting trips throughout North and South Carolina during the 1950’s.  This assistant not only drove, but also served as field assistant.  Haesloop was one of Ahles’ most frequent botanical companions. 

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Haesloop was born to Dietrich H. and Mary G. Haesloop in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.  His father was a civil engineer in a steel company.  Haesloop earned his B.S. from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1951. Haesloop earned a Masters degree in 1954 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the direction of Dr. Victor A. Greulach.  He then served in the United States Army Chemical Corps for two years before returning to Chapel Hill.  He earned his Ph.D., again under Dr. Greulach at UNC-Chapel Hill, in 1960.

He joined the faculty of Pfeiffer College (now Pfeiffer University) in Misenheimer, Stanly County, North Carolina in 1960.  In addition to teaching biology and botany, he served as a dean and vice president for academic affairs (1974-1980), and was interim president of the College in 1978.  He retired from Pfeiffer University in 1994.

John Haesloop
photograph from the Stanly News and Press, June 30, 2012

According to the Pfeiffer University alumni magazine, Dr. Haesloop “was well known for his love of gardening and flowers and continued working in the Pfeiffer rose garden into the mid-2000’s.”

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Haesloop, John Gamage (1954)  A comparative study of the protein metabolism of excised leaves of Zea mays and Saintpaulia sp.  M.A. thesis, Botany Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Haesloop, John Gamage (1960)  The effect of gibberellic acid on cell division and cell elongation in stems of Lycopersicum esculentum.  Ph.D. thesis, Botany Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

 

SOURCES:

“John G. Haesloop, Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1960-1994.”  Pfeiffer University Magazine for Alumni & Friends.  Fall/Winter 2010, page 30.

 


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Last Updated: 25 May 2012