Natural resources professor emeritus Morrow dies

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Robert Rising Morrow, Cornell professor emeritus of natural resources in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Feb. 4.

Morrow was born in rural Vermont in 1920. After finishing his bachelor's degree at Syracuse University, he joined the U.S. Navy. He served as the firing officer on USS Brooklyn, supporting the Allied invasions of Sicily, Anzio and southern France.

Morrow received a Ph.D. in 1950 from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and joined Cornell's Department of Natural Resources. He taught forestry management practices and worked to develop the rural maple syrup industry. Cornell's Arnot Forest sugar house was named in his honor during retirement ceremonies in 1983. In 1986 he was inducted into the American Maple Museum Hall of Fame.

Morrow is survived by a companion, four children, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother.

 


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