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Lewis Edward Anderson

American botanist and bryologist


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Lewis Edward Anderson was an American botanist dedicated to the study of mosses, and was a renowned expert on the North American bryoflora. Early life Anderson was born to a farming family in a rural area of Batesville, Mississippi. He began his education in a small school that convened first grade only every other year, so he started at age 5 and was more or less moved along as teachers recognized comprehension, so he left high school at 15 and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science at 19. He undertook postgraduate studies in botany at Duke University and received a master's degree in 1933. It was here where Anderson became interested in mosses while studying under Hugo Leander Blomquist. At age 22, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mississippi State University

Public university in Starkville, Mississippi, USA

Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

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