John D. Siebenthaler

John Siebenthaler has been active in agriculture for 64 years. He has given leadership to the nursery industry receiving many awards including: "Distinguished Contribution Award" in 1966 by the Ohio Nurserymen's Association; the Hall of Fame Award by the American Association of Nurserymen in 1972; and several American Association of Nurserymen awards for outstanding industrial landscaping projects.

Mr. Siebenthaler is the originator of outstanding horticultural plants including: Moraine Honeylocust, the first plant granted a patent, and he also obtained the first patent granted on a tree. He was a major  contributor towards the acceptance of standardized nomenclature and labeling of nursery stock.

Mr. Siebenthaler continues to serve the Ohio Nursery men's Association and his assistance helped to establish the U. S. Forest Disease and Nursery Crop Research Laboratories in Ohio at Delaware.

His civic contributions are; member of Dayton's "Big Brothers"; Board Member of Dayton Grandview Hospital; and the Board of the Dayton Better Business Bureau. He has assisted young members of the Nursery industry with advice and guidance.