Standley, Paul Carpenter, 1884-1963

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Biographical History

Paul Carpenter Standley (1884-1963) was born on March 21, 1884, in Avalon Missouri. Standley earned his bachelor and master degrees from New Mexico State College in 1907 and 1908 respectively. From 1908 to 1909, Standley served as an assistant botanist at the school, before joining the U.S. National Museum as a botanist in 1909. Standley served in that position until 1928. Standley also worked at the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Escuela Agricola Panamericana, before retiring to Honduras. He is the author of numerous publications. He died on June 2, 1963.


Paul Carpenter Standley. In Washington Biologists' Field Club biographies. Retrieved March 23, 2012 from

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  • United States National Museum: He was a botanist with the U.S. National Museum.
  • Field Museum of Natural History: Standley worked at the Field Museum in Chicago.
  • Escuela Agrícola Panamericana ‎: Standley worked at the Escuela Agricola Panamericana.

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