W. J. Schoene
William Schoene was the acting director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station (1914-16); Virginia State Entomologist from 1914 to 1935. He had the task of enforcing several pest laws that resulted in law suits and a long record of court cases.
A number of the cases ended up in the Virginia Supreme Court where they were upheld. The record includes:
1 The Cedar Rust Act of 1914 gave rise to five published opinions. Two were in federal district court (Kelleher was a resident of Seattle, Washington), two were in the Virginia Supreme Court, and one was in the U.S. Supreme Court. In all cases the appellee was the state entomologist, the officer in charge of enforcing the law. All upheld the constitutionality of the act, and all were unanimous except for Kelleher v. French (one written dissent on the three-judge federal panel) and Miller v. Schoene, State Entomologist (one unelaborated dissent in Virginia Supreme Court concerning lack of damages). In chronological order (with exact date of decision, which has some bearing on this account), they are: Bowman v. Virginia State Entomologist, 128 Va. 351 (Nov.
18, 1920); Kelleher v. Schoene, State Entomologist, 14 F.2d 341 (D.C.W.D.Va. July 22, 1926); Miller v. Schoene, State Entomologist, 146 Va. 175 (Nov. 18, 1926); Kelleher v. French, 22 F.2d 341(D.C.W.D. Va. Oct. 29, 1927); Miller v. Schoene, 276 U.S. 272 (Feb. 20, 1928). (from article - The Law and Economics of Cedar--Apple Rust: State Action and Just Compensation in Miller v. Schoene. Fischel, William A.
Parrott, P. J. and Schoene, W. J. Expts. with home-made concentrated lime-S mixts. 5:1819; insecticidal properties of various sulfides and polysulfides., 10:1073. Chemical Abstracts.
Schoene, W. J. Zu arsenite as insecticide, 7:2825; influence of temp. and moisture in fumigation. 8:395; Chemicial Abstracts.
The Apple and Cherry Ermine Moths. PARROTT, P. J. and W. J. Schoene Geneva, N.Y.: Department of Agriculture, 1912. Illus. with photos. 8vo. Wraps. 40 p. + plates . New York Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 24. Name stamps; else very good. 55510
Schoene, W. J. 1916. The cabbage maggot: its biology
and control. N. Y. S. (Geneva) Agr. Exp. Sta. Bull.
New York Agricultural Experiment Station Circular No. 26-the Use of Commercial Fertilizers. Schoene, W. J. And Fulton, B. B.
New York Agricultural Experiment Station Circular No. 25-Apple Insects. Schoene, W. J. And Fulton, B. B.
Schoene, W. J., and G. W. Underhill. 1935. Life history and
migration of the apple woolly aphis. Va. Agric. Exp. Stn.
Tech. Bull. 54.
Schoene WJ, Underhill GW. 1935. Life history and migration of the apple woolly aphis. Technical Bulletin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station 57: 3-31.