The “Martin Boys”

The “Martin Boys”
Thomas L. Martin is the second from the left. His students, such as Rudger H. Walker and Ezra Taft Benson, were nicknamed “Martin Boys.” Some 110 Martin Boys went on to earn PhDs after graduating from BYU. At Martin’s funeral, former BYU president Ernest L. Wilkinson said Martin “inspired more young men to go on to advanced degrees in soils,” or the agricultural sciences, “than any other teacher in the nation” (See “Go East Young Man”). | Source: [Dr. Thomas L. Martin and his agronomy class, ca. 1931]. Brigham Young University: 1000 Views of 100 Years collection (UAP 2 Folder 101). Courtesy of the University Archives, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/BYUPhotos/id/318/rec/6.
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