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Elvin F Frolik

Dean of Agriculture

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Elvin Frolik (1910-1999) received a Bachelors degree in 1930 and a Masters degree in 1932 from the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture, and earned a PhD from the University of Minnesota. He returned to teach at Nebraska in 1936 and remained for nearly 40 years, serving as a faculty member and in extension, as department chairman in Agronomy from 1952-1957, and as associate director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. In 1960 he assumed the position of Dean of Agriculture, which he held until 1973. He retired in 1975.

Frolik was well-known in later years as historian for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He was co-author (with Ralston Graham) of the book, "College of Agriculture of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: The First Century," published in 1987.

Frolik was born on a farm in DeWitt and was proud of his Czech heritage. He and his brother Anton, also an agronomist and faculty member at the University, were popular members of the farm campus community. Anton was killed in in 1941 in military service. Elvin died in 1999 at 89.

Source Information:
The Scarlet, 1999
Frolik, Graham, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agriculture : the first century, UNL 1987.