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Harold Emery Moore

Harold Emery Moore, American systematic botanist, educator.


  • Moore, Harold Emery was born on July 7, 1917 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harold Emery and Helen Jane (Margeson) Moore.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Massachusetts, 1939. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1942. Technology assistant Gray Herbarium, Harvard, 1947-1948.

      Member of faculty L.H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell Univercity, 1948-1980, professor, 1960-1980, director hortorium, 1960-1969. Board of directors Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, Florida, 1965-1971, Organisation Tropical Studies, 1970-1980. Member commission to visit Arnold Arboretum, Harvard, 1964-1970.


    • Assistant Gray Herbarium, Harvard, 1947-1948. Editor: Principes, 1957-1980, Gentes Herbarum, 1973-1980.


    • Author: African Violets, Gloxinias and Their Relatives, 1957. The Major Groups of Palms and Their Distribution, 1973. Co-author, co-editor Hortus Third, 1976.

      Editor: Principes, 1957-1980, Gentes Herbarum, 1973-1980.


    Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Guggenheim fellow, 1946-1947, 55-56. Member Botanical Society American, American Society Plant Taxonomists, International Association Plant Taxonomy, Society Study Evolution, Association Tropical Biology, New England Botanical.

    Club. American Institute Biological Sciences, Society Economics Botany, Palm Society (director 1957-1980), Sociedad Botánica de Mexico, Societe de Biogeographic, Sigma Xi.


    • father: Harold Emery Moore
    • mother: Helen Jane (Margeson) Moore
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    Died October 17, 1980
    (aged 63)