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Arthur G.B. Bouquet Collection, 1880-1993

Biographical Note:

Alumnus and Oregon State College faculty member, Arthur G.B. Bouquet was born in England in 1885. He came to Oregon Agricultural College (OAC) in 1902 to study horticulture and completed a BS degree in 1906. After graduation, he was appointed the Assistant in Floriculture. In 1908, he attended the Massachusetts Agricultural College (in Amherst) and returned to OAC in 1909 to become an instructor in the Horticulture Department. Bouquet specialized in the study and instruction of vegetable gardening. In 1929-30, Bouquet attended Cornell University and earned a master's degree. He was a founding member of the Triad Club and was active in the Oregon State Horticultural Society. Bouquet retired in 1950 and died in 1971.

In 1912, Bouquet married Mary Grace Wilson, the daughter of Lafayette Yantis Wilson and Inez Irene St. Clair and member of a pioneer Benton County family. Mary Grace Wilson Bouquet died in 1941. They had no children.

Bouquet's sister-in law, Bertha St. Clair Wilson married Joseph Ganong; she died in 1960. Her daughter, Bouquet's niece, Joanne St. Clair Ganong, married Charles E. Norton. Joanne Norton died in 1996.

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