Updated: May 1, 2020
College dean, director of the Kansas Experiment Station, president of the American Society of Animal Science, and the first business manager of the Journal of Science.
1898-1983 | Artist: Othmar J. Hoffler (1893-1954)
Impact & Accomplishments
Born on a farm near Muscotah, Kansas, Arthur Weber received the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal husbandry from Kansas State College, working as acting herdsman at the school, and also managing nearby Cameston Farms.
In 1924, he began to teach and head swine research at the college. In 1926, Professor Weber took over the sheep program at the University of Nebraska, and then returned to Kansas to assume responsibility for beef cattle work. Weber completed his Ph.D. at Purdue University in 1940 and was named head of animal husbandry at Kansas State, serving from 1944 to 1950, when he assumed the position of assistant dean.
In 1952, Weber became college dean and director of the Kansas Experiment Station. Dean Weber was secretary-treasurer of the American Society of Animal Science, and then served as its president in 1945-1946. He was the first business manager of the Journal of Science. The ASAS presented his portrait in 1952.
Did You Know?
Arthur D. Weber was known on Kansas State's campus as Arthur "Dad" Weber.
Weber Hall at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS was named after Dean Arthur Weber.