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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Lewis Charles Chadwick

    L.C. Chadwick was born on August 13, 1902, in Randolph Center, Vermont. He received his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Vermont in 1925 and his Ph.D. in Horticulture from Cornell University in 1931. Ohio State University hired L.C. as an Assistant Professor of Horticulture...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Jim Cross

    According to Wayne Mezitt, Jim Cross came to horticulture via a “coat and tie career.” Originally a stock broker, Jim founded the nursery Environmentals in Cutchogue, Long Island and soon turned it into a very successful operation. According to Mezitt, Jim had an ability to take a cutting in Dec...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree William Flemer III

    A third generation nurseryman, William (Bill) Flemer grew up in the Princeton, NJ area. He began his college career in 1942 attending Yale University, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters Degree in botany. His college studies were postponed during World War II when he served ...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Alfred J. Fordham

    Al Fordham is a native of Massachusetts who grew up in Delham, Massachusetts. He began his career as a student intern at The Arnold Arboretum and ended up staying for the next 50 years.He began his informal education during his childhood, when his father was a superintendent of a large nursery in Ma...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Peter Orum

    Peter Orum was born in Soborg (a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark) on December 4th, 1941. He was a nursery apprentice at Spejlborg Nursery and Vilvorde Nursery for 4 years. At that time he received his Horticulture Journeyman’s certificate. In 1961 he graduated from Vilvorde (Copenhagen) Horticulture...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Ralph Shugert

    Ralph Shugert was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. In 1939 he enrolled at the University of Missouri with a major in Forestry. In 1943 World War II interrupted his education when he served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific Theater until his honorable discharge in November 1945. He return...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree Dr. William E. Snyder

    Dr. William Snyder was born on August 15th, 1914, in the city of Neosho, Missouri. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Colorado and his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He served in the military service from 1942 to 1946, after which he obtained a position at Cornell ...

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  • 1 January 2014

    HRI Honoree James S. Wells

    Jim Wells was born in Colchester, England in 1915. Cecil and Jim met in Bournemouth England, which is 107 miles southwest of London, where Cecil was stationed as an ATS (equivalent to an American WACS). They were married on July 29th, 1940. Jim and Cecil were married for 60 years.During World War II...

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