Stakman, Elvin Charles
- John H. Perkins
Stakman, Elvin Charles (17 May 1885–22 January 1979), agricultural scientist and educator, was born in Ahnapee (later Algoma), Wisconsin, the son of Frederick Stakman and Emelie Eberhardt, farmers. Soon after Stakman’s birth, the family moved to Brownton, Minnesota. Stakman entered the University of Minnesota in 1902 and received his B.A. in botany in 1906 and his M.A. and Ph.D., both in plant pathology, in 1910 and 1913, respectively. He taught in the public schools from 1906 until 1909, when he accepted his first appointment as instructor in plant pathology at the University of Minnesota. In 1917 he married E. Louise Jensen; the couple did not have children....