Peck, Morton Eaton, b. 1871

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Biographical History

Morton Eaton Peck was a botanist with an interest in the flora of Oregon. He was born in LaPorte City, Iowa. He graduated from Cornell College in 1895. He spent time working for the US Biological Survey in Oregon and Washington, 1915 - 1917. In 1908 he came to work at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and remained until his retirement in 1941, eventually becoming chairman of the Department of Biology. His botanical collecting added substantially to the University Herbarium. He married Jessie Grant in 1905. He died on December 4, 1959 in Salem, Oregon.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 89662283
  • Constance, Lincoln. (1960). “Morton Eaton Peck (1871 - 1959).” Taxon. 9 (6) 165-167. Retrieve from

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