William James Beal

1833–1924

American botanist and teacher. Schoolteacher in Union Springs, New York, 1859–1868; studied under Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray at Harvard University. Lectured in botany at the University of Chicago, 1868–71. Taught at Michigan Agricultural College, 1871–1910.

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