Oscar G. Bacon, Ph.D.
Chair of Department, 1967-1974
Affiliated with University of California since 1946
Agricultural Entomology; Field-Oriented Entomology
Master's degree in entomology, 1944, UC Berkeley
Doctorate in entomology, 1948, UC Berkeley
Faculty member at UC Davis, 1953-1987
Emeritus professor since 1987
As Chancellor Emil Mrak's assistant, he headed the effort to convert the UC Davis semester system to the quarter system, accomplished in one year, 1964-65
Initiated first biological control course at UC Davis
Helped launch the Plant Protection and Pest Management Graduate Group Program at UC Davis.
Co-authored term, "integrated pest control" (in research published in 1952 edition of Journal of Economic Entomology: authors Abraham Ezra Michelbacher and Oscar G. Bacon)
During his career, was considered UC's No. 1 Alfalfa Seed Insect Man. In 1987 he was recognized by the California Alfalfa Seed Production Board for 13 years of service. In 1975, the Pacific Seed Association, based in Los Angeles, named him "Man of the Year."