Kempton, J. H. (James Howard), 1891-1970

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Biographical History

James Howard Kempton was a botanist who worked for the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture. One of his areas of study was the development or corn, work he conducted with Guy N. Collins. He collected in Guatemala and Venezuela. He later served as an agricultural advisor in Venezuela.


Mangelsdorf, Paul C. (1983). “The Mystery of Corn: New Perspectives.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. 127 (4) 215-247. Retrieve from

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