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Margaret Clay Ferguson

American botanist

1863   -   1951

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Cornell University, Wellesley College, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
occupation: botanist
student of: Susan Hallowell

Margaret Clay Ferguson was an American botanist best known for advancing scientific education in the field of botany. She also contributed on the life histories of North American pines. She was born in Orleans, New York in 1863 and attended the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary in Lima, New York. Ferguson attended the Wellesley College, where she graduated in botany and chemistry in 1891, receiving her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1901. She was the first female President of the Botanical Society of America in 1929.
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