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Featured Biography: Walter Tennyson Swingle

Walter Tennyson Swingle

Dr Walter Tennyson Swingle (1871 -- 1952) was an agricultural botanist who worked for the United States Department of Agriculture Citrus Breeding Programme. He was involved in the development of citrus fruits such as the Murcott Orange, the Orlando Tangelo, Tangelos and Kumquats. He spoke Chinese, and developed a large personal library on Chinese agriculture, as well as procuring over 100,000 books on Chinese botany for the Library of Congress...
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