Dr. Craig MacPhee, World War II veteran, former University of Idaho fisheries professor, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012. While attending UBC, Craig played on the school’s rugby team. His time at UBC was most important to him. Craig went on to receive his PhD from the University of Washington.
Craig and his family settled in Moscow, ID, where he began his professorship at the University of Idaho. He has a distinguished history at the university for his role in helping establish a cooperative fisheries research unit on the campus in 1963, and for his numerous research projects throughout northern Idaho’s rivers and lakes. He served as academic chairman for the University of Idaho Department of Fishery Resources, served on the U‑Idaho Faculty Council, and was president of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Following his retirement in 1980, he and his wife established the Craig and Dorothy MacPhee Scholarship for a student in fisheries.