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David Grandison Fairchild

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Fairchild, David Grandison (1869–1954), U.S. botanist who introduced many useful plants into the United States. One of the founders of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's section of Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction, Fairchild served it as agricultural explorer, administrator, and, after retirement, collaborator. His books include Exploring for Plants (1930) and the autobiographical The World Was My Garden (1938).

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