Walter Tennyson Swingle
|Walter Tennyson Swingle|
January 8, 1871|
|Died||January 19, 1952(aged 81)|
|Education||Kansas State Agricultural College, University of Bonn|
|Known for||Citrus taxonomy (Swingle system)|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||Swingle|
|Spouse||Lucie Romstaedt, Maude Kellerman|
|Children||Stella and John (twins), Frank and Mary.|
Swingle married Lucie Romstaedt in 1901; she died in 1910. He married Maude Kellerman in 1915 and had four children; Stella and John (twins), Frank and Mary.
Contribution to US agricultural industry
He worked at the United States Department of Agriculture (1891), investigated subtropic fruits, established laboratories in Florida, became an agricultural explorer, and (after 1902) had charge of crop physiology and breeding investigations.
He made several visits to the Mediterranean countries of Europe, to North Africa, and to Asia Minor, from where he introduced the date palm, pistachio nut, and other useful plants, and also the fig insect to make possible the cultivation of Smyrna figs in California.
Much of his research is published in the five volume book, The Citrus Industry, of which he took a great portion.
An extensive collection related to Swingle and his life, photos and works entitled the "Swingle Plant Anatomy Reference Collection" is hosted at the University of Miami.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- "General Gazetteer of Two Counties and Three Passes". World Digital Library. 1522–1566. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Morton, Julia F. (1987). Fruits of warm climates. Miami, FL: J. F. Morton. pp. 158–160. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
- "Author Query for 'Swingle'". International Plant Names Index.
- Walter Tennyson Swingle Collection University of Miami Libraries Special Collections Finding Aid. The collection contain papers, articles, correspondence and other materials that provide information on his botanical and plant introduction work as well as his personal life and travels.
- Swingle Plant Anatomy Reference Collection The site features over 1,700 photomicrographs of plant parts from more than 250 species of plants collected from all over the world, plant structure animations, and information on Walter Tennyson Swingle.
- Walter Tennyson Swingle: botanist and exponent of Chinese civilization