Charles Edwin Bessey
Charles Edwin Bessey - timeline
1845: Born Milton, Ohio

1869: B.S. from Michigan Agricultural College

1870: Comes to Iowa State, begins as Instructor of Botany and Horticulture

1872: Honorary M.S. from Michigan Agricultural College, visits Asa Gray at Harvard

1877: Son Ernst (also a prominent botanist) born.

1880: Publishes Botany for High Schools and Colleges

1884: Publishes Essentials of Botany, comes to Nebraska as Dean of Agriculture

1895: Established Botanical Seminar

1909: Dean of the Agricultural College

1910-12: president of AAAS

1915: Publishes The Phylogenetic Taxonomy of Flowering Plants, dies in Lincoln