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The Division of Phanerogams was created at the time of the establishment of the Department of Botany in 1947. Around 1991, the Division ceased to be an administrative entity within the Department of Botany.
Curators and research staff of the Division of Phanerogams included Albert C. Smith, Curator, 1947-1956; E. C. (Emery Clarence) Leonard, Associate Curator, 1947-1962; C. V. (Conrad Vernon) Morton, Associate Curator, 1947-1948; Egbert H. (Egbert Hamilton) Walker, Associate Curator, 1947-1959; Lyman B. Smith, Associate Curator, Curator, and Senior Botanist, 1947-1974; Velva E. Rudd, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1948-1973; Richard S. Cowan, Associate Curator, Curator, and Senior Botanist, 1957-1962, 1973-1985; J. J. Wurdack, Associate Curator and Curator, 1960-1991; Stanwyn G. Shetler, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1962-1991; Wallace Roy Ernst, Associate Curator and Curator, 1963-1971; Dan H. (Dan Henry) Nicolson, Associate Curator and Curator, 1964-1991; Dieter C. Wasshausen, Assistant Curator, Associate Curator, and Curator, 1969- ; and F. Raymond (Francis Raymond) Fosberg, Curator and Senior Botanist, 1970-1978.
Staff have also included Marie-Hélène Sachet, Associate Curator, 1970-1986; Beryl Britnall Simpson, Associate Curator, 1972-1979; Robert W. Read, Associate Curator, 1973-1989; Laurence E. Skog, Associate Curator and Curator, 1973-1991; Joseph H. Kirkbride, Associate Curator, 1976-1979; Robert B. Faden, Associate Curator, 1979-1991; V. A. (Vicki A.) Funk, Associate Curator and Curator, 1982- ; W. John Kress, Associate Curator, 1988-1991; Warren Lambert Wagner, Associate Curator, 1988-1991; and Pedro Acevedo-Rodríguez, Associate Curator, 1989-1991.
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