Professor Otto Warburg, the head of the Agricultural (Continued on Page 4)
Experimental Station of the Palestine Zionist Executive at Tel Aviv and a former chairman of the Executive of the Zionist World Organization, attained his seventieth birthday on Monday. A reception in his honor was held in Tel Aviv at the home of J. L. Goldberg. Professor Warburg left immediately after for Europe.
Professor Warburg, who was born in Hamburg in 1859, is a famous botanist. After completing his studies, he travelled from 1885 to 1889 through Southern and Eastern Asia. He then settled in Berlin, where he became in 1891 lecturer in botany at the University. The following year he was appointed teacher of Tropical Botany and Agriculture at the Oriental Seminary, and in 1897 he received the title of professor. He then began to interest himself in Jewish agricultural colonization and visited the East in 1900, 1901 and 1903. He founded the first Jewish settlements in Asia Mnior. He has written many botanical works, and a volume on the Zambesi Expedition, which was published by the Colonial Agricultural Committee in Berlin. From 1897-1903 he was editor and publisher of “Der Tropenflanzer,” dealing with tropical agriculture, the organ of the Colonial Agricultural Committee. In 1911 he was appointed chairman of the Central Executive of the Zionist Organization (Inner Actions Committee), the other members of the Executive being the late Dr. Tchlenov, Nahum Sokolow, Dr. Victor Jacobson, Dr. Arthur Hantke, and Dr. Shmarya Levin.
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