Samuel T. Dana, 95, who was dean of the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and then a government adviser here, died Monday at the Hermitage nursing home in Alexandria following a series of strokes.
Mr. Dana was born in Portland, Maine. He earned a bachelor's degree at Bowdoin College and a master's degree at Yale University before joining the U.S. Forest Service in 1907.
He served in the Army during World War I. He then was forest commissioner of Maine from 1921 to 1923 before joining the Michigan faculty as a professor of forestry and dean in 1927.
After retiring from Michigan in 1951, he served as a consultant to the forest service, advised the Agriculture Department on strip-mining policy, and was appointed by President Eisenhower as a member of the Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission, which was chaired by Laurance Rockefeller.
He also served as a State Department representative to overseas' forestry congresses.
He received a number of awards, including the Sir William Schlich Memorial Medal of the Society of American Foresters in 1956, the sesquicentennial medal of the University of Michigan, and an outstanding service medal from the Sixth World Forestry Congress in Madrid.
He is survived by a son, Dr. George W. Dana, of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Harriet D. Carroll, of Bethesda; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the S. T. Dana Award Fund at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources.