Chester Dewey

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Birthday
25, 1784
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 15, 1867 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1784
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 15, 1867 (83)

About

18th Century American botanist and clergyman who specialized in the study of grasses. He was a regular contributor to the American Journal of Science.

Before Fame

He studied for the ministry at Williams College before professor of mathematics and natural philosophy there.

Trivia

He was an expert on the genus Carex, the largest genus of flowering plants.

Family Life

He had five children with his wife Sarah Dewey.

Associated With

His studies in botany preceded Gregor Mendel's.