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BLIESE, John C. W. 1913-2000

BLIESE, KOLM

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 1/30/2014 at 01:06:51

John C. W. Bliese (1913-2000) Biology of Kearney, NE, Born March 10, 1913, passed away Nov. 27, 2000 at 87. He was a retired biologist interested in science education. Awarded a life membership by the Assoc. of Midwestern Biology Teachers in 1978. Served as President Nebraska Academy of Science 1965-66.

He was born March 10, 1913 in Waterloo, Iowa to August and Caroline (Kolm) Bliese. He graduated from East Waterloo High School in 1931 and received his bachelor degree in biology from Iowa State Teachers College in 1935. He received a masters degree from Columbia University in 1936, and his doctorate in economic zoology from Iowa State College in 1953. He also receive additional schooling at the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan, State University of Iowa, Colorado State College and the University of Colorado. He taught biology and physical sciences at Cedar Falls High School and at Teachers College High School, both in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was an instructor of biological sciences at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and Iowa State College in Ames. He moved to Kearney, NE, in 1953 where he was a full-time biology professor at Kearney State College until retiring in 1983. He served as head of the biology department from 1962 to 1966. The John C. W. Bliese Biology Laboratory at UNK was dedicated on May 13, 1987.

Both Wife Margaret (1913-1995) and one Son, John Ross Edward Bliese (1943-2009) preceded him in death. Buried in Kearney Cemetery, Buffalo Co., NE

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