William Andrew Archer

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William Andrew Archer
Born (1984-11-07)November 7, 1984
Torreon, Mexico
Died 1973
Washington, D.C.
Nationality USA
Fields Botany
Alma mater University of Michigan
Author abbreviation (botany) W.A.Archer

William Andrew Archer (1894–1973) was an economic botanist and plant collector who obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1926. Most of his professional career was spent at United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), including his position as Curator of the National Arboretum Herbarium from 1938 to 1964.[1] After his retirement from the USDA, Archer was appointed Research Associate in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Archer's career was marked by extensive collecting trips concerning the agricultural economy of Latin America and various countries in Africa concerning the agricultural economy of Latin America.[2] He died in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1973.[3]