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List of notable or famous botanists from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top botanists born in the United States and even some popular botanists who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American botanists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These botanists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known botanist from the United States is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include George Washington Carver and Luther Burbank.

This historic botanists from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American botanists of note?" and "Who are the most famous botanists from the United States?" These prominent botanists of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American botanists.

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George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Botanists from the United States
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George Washington Carver, was an American botanist and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he was born into slavery in Missouri, either in 1861, or January 1864. Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, ...more

Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Chemist, Inventor, Scientist, Botanist

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John C. Frémont is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Botanists from the United States
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John Charles Frémont was a politician, military officer and explorer. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1813-1890)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, USA

Profession: Politician, Military Officer, Explorer, Botanist

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Peter H. Raven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Botanists from the United States
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Peter Hamilton Raven FMLS is a botanist and environmentalist, notable as the longtime director, now President Emeritus, of the Missouri Botanical Garden. ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Shanghai, China

Profession: Conservationist, Botanist

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Edgar Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Botanists from the United States
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Edgar Shannon Anderson was an American botanist. His 1949 book Introgressive Hybridization was an original and important contribution to botanical genetics. Anderson was born in Forestville, New York, when he was three his family moved to East Lansing, Michigan where his father had accepted a ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1897-1969)

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Botanist

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