Charles Henry Stange

Charles Henry Stange was born on May 21, 1880 in Cedar County, Iowa. He received his D.V.M. from Iowa State College (University) (1907). Stange began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry (1907). He returned to Iowa State as an assistant professor (1907-1908) and became acting Dean of the Division of Veterinary Medicine (1908-1909), and Dean of the Division (1909-1936).

During Dr. Stange's tenure as Dean, he worked diligently to make Iowa State's Division of Veterinary Medicine the best in the nation. He separated the Division into five departments and later established two new departments (the Department of Veterinary Hygiene and the Department of Obstetrics) and the Veterinary Medical Research Institute. The Veterinary Quadrangle was constructed (1912), which was one of the finest facilities of the time. The Division also become one of the first veterinary schools to offer four full years of veterinary courses and to set entrance requirements for its prospective students.

Dean Stange belonged to many professional and honorary organizations, including Phi Zeta, Sigma Xi, United States Livestock Sanitary Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, Association of State and National Research Workers in Animal Diseases, and the Iowa Academy of Science. He was a delegate to the Eleventh International Veterinary Congress (1930) and the United States Bureau of Education chose him to survey the veterinary schools in the country (1928).

Dr. Stange passed away April 26, 1936 and is interred in the Iowa State University Cemetery.

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