Jones, Benjamin Angus (1926-2015) | University of Illinois Archives
Benjamin A. Jones was born April 16, 1926 on a small farm near Mahomet, IL. He received a B.S. (1949) and M.S. (1959) degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He worked as assistant professor and assistant extension agricultural engineer in the Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Vermont, Burlington (1950-1952). Jones returned to UIUC in 1952 and completed his Ph.D. in 1958 while working as instructor and later assistant professor in the Agricultural Engineering Department. Professor Jones became an associate professor in 1958 and a full professor in 1964. He was also the Associate Director of the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station from 1973 to 1992. He served on numerous professional organizations, was a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural, and held numerous positions in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He also served on the Committee of Nine, an advisory committee to the Secretary of the USDA (1974-1982).
Benjamin A. Jones died September 21, 2015.