William L. Brown

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1913 – 1991

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Who was William L. Brown?

William Lacy Brown was an American geneticist notable for breeding programs in maize, sorghum, soybeans and wheat. He was president, chairman and chief executive of Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. He was also a director of the Rockefeller Foundation's advisory committee on maize. Brown was elected to the National Academies of Science. The National Academies Press said that Brown "made significant and lasting contributions to increasing and stabilizing food production worldwide".

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Born
Jul 16, 1913
Arbovale, West Virginia
Also known as
  • William L. Brown Jr.
  • William Lacy Brown
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
    Cytogenetics
    ( - 1941)
  • Taxonomy
Lived in
  • Johnston
    ( - 1991/03/08)
Died
Mar 8, 1991
Johnston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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