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Botany educator

Benjamin Clemens Stone, American Botany educator. Sigma Xi grantee, 1968, World Wildlife Fund grantee, 1977-1978. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Linnean Society London, Botanical Society American; member Malayan Nature Society (secretary 1970, life), Royal Asiatic Society (life, Malaysian branch), Malaysian Science Association.

Background

Stone, Benjamin Clemens was born on July 26, 1933 in Shanghai, China. Son of Benjamin and Ada Elizabeth (Crandall) Stone. came to the United States, 1937.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Pomona College, 1954; postgraduate, Washington University, St. Louis, 1954-1955; Doctor of Philosophy, U. Hawaii, 1960.

Career

Research assistant, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1955-1960; research assistant, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1960; assistant professor biology, College Guam, Agana, 1960-1962; associate professor, College Guam, Agana, 1962-1963; professor, College Guam, Agana, 1963-1965; reader in botany, U. Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1965-1984; department chairman botany, Academy Natural Science, Philadelphia, 1984-1990; senior scientist, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, since 1990. Honorary curator botany National Museum, Kuala Lumpur, 1979-1984.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Linnean Society London, Botanical Society American. Member Malayan Nature Society (secretary 1970, life), Royal Asiatic Society (life, Malaysian branch), Malaysian Science Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, music Specialist in Pandanaceae, Rutaceae, Myrsinaceae, Araliaceae.

Connections

Married Michiko Muraoka, Aug.8, 1965. Children: David, Sylvia.

father:
Benjamin Stone

mother:
Ada Elizabeth (Crandall) Stone

spouse:
Michiko Muraoka

children:
David Stone

Sylvia Stone