Student Biographies

Headshot of Nathaniel Oglesby Calloway

Calloway, Nathaniel Oglesby (B.S., Chemistry, 1930; Ph.D., Chemistry, 1933)

Nathaniel Ogelsby Calloway was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on 10 October 1907, as one of the five children of James N. Calloway and Marietta (aka Mary E., aka Mamie) Oglesby Calloway. His father had been enslaved when young but had…

Headshot of Hubert Branch Crouch

Crouch, Hubert Branch (M.S., Protozoology, 1930; Ph.D., Zoology, 1936)

Hubert Crouch was born 7 December 1906 in Jacksonville, Texas, to George W. Crouch and Mary “Carrie” Crouch. His sister is Geneva Crouch, who also attended Iowa State University. He attended Iowa State for his Master of Science in Protozoology,…

Headshot of Samuel Alonzo Richardson

Richardson, Samuel Alonzo (D.V.M., 1918)

Samuel Alonzo Richardson was born December 25, 1892, in Charleston, South Carolina, to Charles Richardson and Mary White Richardson (Kuennen, 2022). In 1912, after receiving a 2-year diploma from Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University), Samuel then came to Iowa State College to…

1/2 body shot of Walter Albert Flowers sitting leaning slightly to the left

Flowers, Walter Albert (M.S., Agriculture, 1937)

According to the 1930 Federal Census, Walter was a public school teacher in Wayne, Mississippi, likely at the Rosenwald school there, since he shared a house with four other teachers. He married Mattye Milton Copeland between 1930 and 1933. Mattye…

Graduation headshot of George O. Berry

Berry, George Othello (B.S. , 1935[?]; D.V.M., 1938)

George Othello Berry was born 15 July 1913 in St. Paul, MN, the second child of George W. Berry, a carpenter, and Bertha Oldham Berry, a waitress in private service. Young George attended Mechanic Arts high School in St. Paul…