|Joseph Burtt Hutchinson|
|Born||21 March 1902|
|Died||16 January 1988(aged 85)|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in March 1951  and was awarded their Royal Medal in 1967 "In recognition of his distinguished work on the genetics and evolution of crop-plants with particular reference to cotton."
His FRS candidature citation said that: "His contributions are outstanding among advances culminating in a notably improved and simplified classification of the genus Gossypium on a genetic basis and an admirably developed theory of the evolution of its species. His work is central in the very fine tradition of British workers which, by remarkable theoretical insight, combined with technical skill, has placed Cotton among the best studied of the world's cultivated crops. By his genetical work, coupled with exceptionally wide study of variability of field crops (especially Cotton), in the West Indies, India and Africa, the scientific foundations of the art of practical plant improvement have been substantially strengthened."
He was knighted in 1956. He died on 16 January 1988.
- Arnold, M. H. (1991). "Joseph Burtt Hutchinson. 21 March 1902-16 January 1988". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 37: 278–226. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1991.0014.
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- "Royal Medal". Retrieved 2008-12-06.