Safford, William Edwin, 1859-1926

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Vice-governor of Guam and botanist.

From the description of Papers of William Edwin Safford, 1521-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84017153

William Edwin Safford (1859-1926), botanist, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. Safford graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1880, and served in the United States Navy from 1880 to 1890. He undertook postgraduate work at Yale University, 1883-1885, Harvard University, 1885, and finally received his Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1920. While serving in the Spanish-American War, Safford collected specimens for the Division of Ethnology, United States National Museum. In 1902, Safford accepted the position of assistant botanist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and became an economic botanist for the Bureau of Plant Industry, USDA, in 1915.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Field Book Project: Person : Description : rid_531_pid_EACP528

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associatedWith Alexander family. family
associatedWith Carter, Henry Rose, 1852-1925 person
associatedWith Cummings, Philip H., 1906-1991, person
associatedWith Hench, Philip S. (Philip Showalter), 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950 person
associatedWith Lazear, Jesse William, 1866-1900 person
associatedWith Literary Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Reed, Walter, 1851-1902 person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mariana Islands
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Birth 1859-12-14

Death 1926-01-10




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