Dr. Jacob Goodale Lipman, Dean of Agriculture at Rutgers University and Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, has been awarded the Chandler Medal for 1934 by Columbia University for significant achievements in agricultural chemistry, it was announced yesterday, Dr. Lipman, who has contributed several biographical and historical sketches to the Jewish Encyclopaedia, investigated agricultural possibilities in Palestine for the Zionist Organization about five years ago.
He is characterized as “great captain among scientific investigators.” Coming to the Baron de Hirsch agricultural colony at Woodbine, N. J., as a Latvian immigrant, he was one of the pioneer farmers there from 1891 to 1894. He was graduated from the Baron de Hirsch Agricultural School in 1894.
Dr. Lipman is the author of a monograph on “Education and Research,” which was submitted as a report to the Joint Palestine Survey Commission in 1928, and of one on “Rural Settlements,” contained in a volume on the “Russian Jew in the United States,” which appeared in 1905.
The medal, which will be formally conferred upon Dr. Lipman at a national assembly of scientists at Columbia in November, is given annually for conspicuous work in the field of chemistry.