Bruce, Willis (1916-2008) | University of Illinois Archives
Name: Bruce, Willis (1916-2008)
Historical Note: Willis Nels Bruce, a Professor of Entomology a the University of Illinois, was born Sept. 6, 1916 in Nebraska and died August 26, 2008 in Champaign, IL.Â In 1953, he developed a replacement pesticide for DDT and later developed a gas chromotography device for detecting pesticides in food.
Sources: Obituary, Sunday August 31, 2008, the News Gazette.
Note Author: Chris Prom