William Andrew Archer

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William Andrew Archer, Botanist, PhD
Born (1894-11-07)November 7, 1894
Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Died May 7, 1973(1973-05-07)
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Nationality United States of America
Fields Botany
Institutions Federal botanist at the United States Department of Agriculture; Research Associate in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History; Head botanist and plant pathologist at the Escuela de Agricultura, Medellín, Colombia; at the botany section of the Instituto Agronomico do Norte, Belem, Pará, Brazil; and as custodian and curator of the National Arboretum Herbarium,
Alma mater University of Michigan
Known for Extensive plant exploration, collecting, taxonomy, research, documentation, publications, including the study of mycology, phytopathology and also, the medicinal uses of plants
Author abbrev. (botany) W.A.Archer

William Andrew Archer (1894–1973) was an American economic botanist; ethnobotanist, taxonomist, plant explorer, and herbarium manager. Dr. Archer earned his BSc in Biology and his Ph.D. in Botany Micology 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, Dr. Archer was appointed Research Associate in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). His career was marked by extensive collecting trips to Central and South America and to Africa. [2] He died in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1973.[3]

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