Hottes, Charles F. (1870-1966) | University of Illinois Archives

Name: Hottes, Charles F. (1870-1966)


Historical Note:

Charles Frederick Hottes (1870-1966) was instructor of botany (1901-02); assistant professor of botany (1902-13); professor of plant physiology (1913-38); head of the Department of Botany (1928-38); and professor emeritus (1938-66) at the University of Illinois (UI). He was widely respected in the field of cellular plant physiology and was an early practitioner in experimental plant cytology.

Hottes was born July 8, 1870, in Mascoutah, Illinois. He earned a bachelor's degree (1894) and a master's degree (1895) at UI where he also worked as a botany assistant from 1895 to 1898. He then attended the Universität Bonn in Germany where he earned a PhD (1901). In 1901, Hottes returned to UI as an instructor in botany and remained there for the rest of his career. Hottes's research interests included wheat germination and experimental plant cytology. In 1932, he received the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership Award.

Hottes married Flora Guth on August 25, 1895, and together they had a daughter, Flora Emily.

Sources:

"History," Department of Plant Biology (UIUC), accessed April 28, 2020, https://sib.illinois.edu/plantbio/history.

"Notes," Plant Physiology 8, no. 1 (January 1933): 173. Accessed April 29, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.8.1.173.




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