Hopkins, Cyril George

Hopkins, Cyril George

(1866–1919) agronomist; born in Chatfield, Minn. After earning his Ph.D. from Cornell (1898) he studied at the University of Göttingen, Germany. In 1900 at the University of Illinois he classified Illinois soils as to their type, their chemical composition, and methods of management. In 1918 he directed the agriculture rehabilitation program in Greece at the request of the Red Cross. Among his books are The Story of the Soil, From the Basis of Absolute Science and Real Life (1911) and The Farm That Won't Wear Out (1913).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.