Edgar Anderson

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: Plant Sciences

Fellow: Awarded 1950

Field of Study: Plant Sciences

Fellow: Awarded 1956

Field of Study: Plant Sciences

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-09-1897

Died: 06-18-1969

Website: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/chronob/ANDE1897.htm

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

ANDERSON, EDGAR.  Appointed for a study of the races of Zea mays with special reference to Mexico and Southwest; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1943.

Born November 9, 1897, Forestville, New York.  Education:  Michigan State College, B.S., 1918; Harvard University, M.S., 1920, Sc.D., 1922. National Research Council Fellow, 1929–30.


Assistant Professor of Botany, 1922–31, Professor, 1935—, Washington University; Geneticist, 1922–31, 1935—, Missouri Botanical Garden; Arborist and Lecturer in Botany, 1931–35, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University; Jessup Lecturer, 1941, Columbia University.

Publications:  Articles in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, American Naturalist, Annals of Botany, Rhodora, Contributions of the Arnold Arboretum, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum, Nature, Botanical Gazette, Botanical Reviews, New Phytology, American Journal of Botany, Genetics, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.