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Burton Edward Livingston
Born(1875-02-09)February 9, 1875
DiedFebruary 8, 1948(1948-02-08) (aged 72)
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
University of Michigan
Scientific career
FieldsPlant physiology
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Johns Hopkins University
Thesis (1902)
Doctoral studentsBob Marshall

Burton Edward Livingston (February 9, 1875 – February 8, 1948) was an American plant physiologist, born at Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was educated at the University of Michigan (B.S., 1898) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1902), where he worked as an assistant from 1899 to 1905. He published Róle of Diffusion and Osmotic Pressure in Plants (1903). In 1913, Livingston became the professor of plant physiology at Johns Hopkins University. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1914.[1] He also served on the board of trustees for Science Service, now known as the Society for Science and the Public, from 1930 to 1937. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1933.[2]


  1. ^ "Burton Edward Livingston". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 2023-02-09. Retrieved 2023-06-23.
  2. ^ "APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2023-06-23.