Florence Hedges

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Florence Hedges
Florence Hedges.jpg
Hedges in 1915
Born (1878-08-24)August 24, 1878
Lansing, Michigan
Died December 17, 1956(1956-12-17) (aged 78)
San Francisco, California
Nationality American
Institutions United States Department of Agriculture
Alma mater University of Michigan
Known for Botany, Plant pathology

Florence Hedges (August 24, 1878 – December 17, 1956[1]) was a pioneering American plant pathologist and botanist with the United States Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Plant Industry.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Hedges was born in Lansing, Michigan. She graduated from University of Michigan in 1901. Much of her work involved investigations into bacteria-induced plant disease.

With Erwin Frink Smith, she also translated the 1896 biography of Louis Pasteur by Émile Duclaux.[3]

She died in San Francisco, California.[4]


  1. ^ Ainsworth, Geoffrey Clough (1981). Introduction to the History of Plant Pathology. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521230322
  2. ^ Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1920). R.U.S. [Rural Uplook Service]: A Register of the Rural Leadership in the United States and Canada.
  3. ^ Smith, E. F., Hedges, F. (1920). Pasteur: The History of a Mind (orig. Pasteur, histoire d'un esprit). W. B. Saunders Co. ASIN: B003GEE4AE
  4. ^ Staff report (1957). Deaths. The Michigan Alumnus - Volume 63 - Page 252

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