Bessey, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1845-1915

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Birth 1845-05-01
Death 1915-02-25

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Botanist and educator.

From the description of Papers of Charles E. Bessey, 1865-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071841

Epithet: American botanist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x00017c

Botany professor. Dr. Charles Bessey was the first Professor of Botany at Iowa State University, beginning in 1870. He guided the Dept. during its formative years and established the first undergraduate botanical laboratory in the U.S., in which he introduced a compound microscope and other important apparatus. In 1882 he was elected Vice-President of the College and served as acting President in 1882. In 1884 he left Iowa State to become Dean and Head of the Dept. of Botany at the University of Nebraska.

From the description of Papers, 1870-1985. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 36304344

Botanist, professor, and university administrator; chair of the Dept. of Botany (1884-1915), dean of the Industrial College (1884-1888 and 1895-1909), and acting chancellor (1888-1891 and 1899-1900) at the University of Nebraska; chair of the Dept. of Botany and Horticulture at Iowa Agricultural College, Ames (1870-1884); president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910-1911)

From the description of Papers, 1865-1915. (University of Nebraska - Lincoln). WorldCat record id: 31914910


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