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Aaron Young

Aaron Young, American botanist, diplomat. member Mass.


  • Young, Aaron was born on December 19, 1819 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States. Son of Aaron and Mary (Colburn) Young.

  • Education

    • Attended Bowdoin College, 1840-1841, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, 1842-1843.


    • Assistant to Professor Parker Cleaveland in natural history department Bowdoin College, 1840-1841. Secretary Bangor Natural History Society, 1840’s. State botanist Maine, 1847-1849, explored Mount Kathadin and Castine Bay, published report on 1st surveys of Mount Katahdin in Maine Farmer, March-May, 1848.

      Practiced medicine specializing in ear surgery, Auburn, Lewiston and Portland (Maine). Founded, wrote and printed 3 small weekly newspapers, Farmer and Mechanic, Pansophist, Touchstone (all Farmington, Maine), 1852-1854. Published Franklin Journal of Aural Surgery and Rational Medicine, Farmington.

      American counsul to Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1863-1873. Member Massachusetts Medical Society, circa 1875.


    • Author: A Flora of Maine, 1848.


    Member Mass.


    • father: Aaron Young
    • mother: Mary (Colburn) Young
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    Born December 19, 1819
    Died January 13, 1898
    (aged 78)