Liberty Hyde Bailey (March 15, 1858 – December 25, 1954) was an American horticulturist and botanist who was cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science.: 10–15 Bailey is credited with being instrumental in starting agricultural extension services, the 4-H movement, the nature study movement, parcel post and rural electrification. He was considered the father of rural sociology and rural journalism.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
|Died||December 25, 1954 96) (aged|
|Alma mater||Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University)|
|Awards||Veitch Memorial Medal (1897)|
|Institutions||Michigan State University, Cornell University|
|Influences||William James Beal, Charles Darwin, Asa Gray, Lucy Millington|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||L.H. Bailey|