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William A. Frazier Papers, 1918-1996

Biographical Information

William A. Frazier was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas, and attended Texas A & M College (BS, 1930) and the University of Maryland (MS, 1931 and Ph.D., 1933). He was on the faculty of the University of Maryland (1934-37), University of Arizona (1937-39), and the University of Hawaii (1940-1949). As professor of horticulture at OSU from 1949-1973, Frazier did pioneering work in developing improved varieties of bush beans and tomatoes. He was a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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