A. S. Hitchcock

Botanist, Author

1865 – 1935

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Who was A. S. Hitchcock?

Albert Spear Hitchcock was an important American botanist and agrostologist. Hitchcock joined the USDA in 1901 as Assistant Agrostologist under Frank Lamson-Scribner. In 1905 he was put in charge of the grass herbarium and became Systematic Agrostologist. After 1928, he held the title of Principal Biologist in charge of Systematic Agrostology of the Department of Agriculture and kept that title until his death in 1935. In 1912 he became Custodian of Grasses, Division of Plants, United States National Museum. Hitchcock remained Custodian without remuneration until his death. His field notebooks are archived in the Smithsonian Institution. He was a professor of botany in the Kansas State Agricultural College and authored over 250 works during his lifetime.

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Born
Sep 4, 1865
United States of America
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
1935
Atlantic Ocean

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on July 23, 2013

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