Liberty Hyde Bailey

U.S. botanist (1858–1954) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.[1]: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.

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Liberty Hyde Bailey
Born(1858-03-15)March 15, 1858
DiedDecember 25, 1954(1954-12-25) (aged 96)
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materMichigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University)
AwardsVeitch Memorial Medal (1897)
Scientific career
FieldsBotany
InstitutionsMichigan State University, Cornell University
InfluencesWilliam James Beal, Charles Darwin, Asa Gray, Lucy Millington
Author abbrev. (botany)L.H. Bailey
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