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Blakeslee, Albert Francis (09 November 1874–16 November 1954), botanist and geneticist, was born in Geneseo, New York, the son of Francis Durbin Blakeslee, a Methodist minister and school principal, and Augusta Miranda Hubbard, a teacher. He attended East Greenwich (R.I.) Academy, where his father was principal and his mother preceptress, and then Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in the classical course; his freshman year was devoted solely to Greek, Latin, and mathematics, and his upperclass courses were mostly science. He won the Rice Prize in mathematics, played varsity football, was college tennis champion, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received the B.A. in 1896. Blakeslee’s career was greatly influenced by his mentor, Wesleyan chemist ...

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Emerson, Rollins Adams (05 May 1873–08 December 1947), geneticist, was born in Pillar Point, New York, the son of Charles David Emerson and Mary Caroline Adams, farmers. In 1880 he moved with his family to a farm near Franklin, Nebraska, where he grew up. As a young boy he loved to roam about his small corner of the Great Plains and collect specimens of plants. In 1893 he entered the University of Nebraska’s College of Agriculture; as an undergraduate he served as assistant horticulturist of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station (NAES) and presented a research paper on the internal temperature of tree trunks before the Nebraska Academy of Science. After receiving his B.Sc. in 1897, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he went to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1898 he married Harriet Theresa Hardin, with whom he had four children. His duties as an assistant editor in horticulture with the Office of Experiment Stations involved little more than writing abstracts of scientific papers—hardly the occupation for a devoted naturalist and researcher—so in 1899 he returned to the University of Nebraska as an assistant professor of horticulture and as the horticulturist of NAES....

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Wortman, Sterling, Jr. (03 April 1923–26 May 1981), plant geneticist, was born Leo Sterling Wortman, Jr., in Quinlan, Oklahoma. There is little information available about his parents. Wortman graduated in 1943 from Oklahoma State University, majoring in agronomy. After completing his degree, he joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps and saw active duty in the Philippines and New Guinea in 1943. For his service in the Philippines during the Second World War he received the Medal of Merit from the Philippine government....