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Thomas F. McLintock

Former Southern Station Director, Tom McLintock, has passed away. He was 88 years old.

Tom began his career with the Forest Service in 1939 and spent the next 33 years in research. He was first employed at the Central States Forest Experiment Station in Columbus, Ohio to research the regeneration of old oil fields and strip-mine areas. In 1944 he joined the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station at Bangor, Maine. There he was project leader for research on silviculture and management of spruce-fir forests. From 1956–59 he was stationed at Lake City, Florida where he was leader of Lake City Research Center. Later his career would take him to Washington, D.C., then to Asheville as Director of the Southeastern Forest Experimental Station (1962–66). He finished his last six years in Washington, D.C., first as Director of Forest Protection Research and tehn as Director of Forest Environment Research. During his career with the Forest Service, he authored or co-authored approximately 80 publications.

In 1988 he received a citation from the USFS for "Distinguished long term leadership in research and technology transfer towards wise use of southern hardwoods" and the "North Carolina Man of the Year in Forestry" award from the North Carolina Forestry Association.

Excerpt from The Southern Aspect, Winter 2000.