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Hal C. Yingling

Professor of biology, 1919-1960

Hallie Charles Yingling was born on Sept. 20, 1890, in the state of Ohio to Louis W. and Ella Brennaman Yingling. He received his bachelor of science degree in 1910 from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, and his master's in 1916 from Ohio State University. On Sept. 12, 1917, Yingling married Delia L. Hoppes. They had three children.

Yingling spent his professional life teaching biology, entomology, and botany at numerous academic institutions. His career began in 1910 at Old Fort High School in Tiffin. From 1912 to 1914, Yingling taught at Massillon, Ohio, coaching basketball as well, and in 1916 transferred to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.

Yingling became a professor at Augustana College in 1919, and remained so until 1960, during which time he received his doctorate from Ohio State University.

Aside from his work as a professor, Yingling belonged to several organizations including the American Glad Society; Sigma Xi, an international honor society of science and engineering; the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the American Association of University Professors; and the Genetics Society of America.

Yingling died June 28, 1971, at the age of 80, at Moline Lutheran Hospital in Moline, Ill.