William Evans Lawrence was a faculty member in botany and plant ecology at Oregon State College from 1910 until his death in 1947. Lawrence was born April 15, 1883 in Randolph County, Indiana. He earned a B.S. from Earlham College (Indiana) in 1904 and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to Oregon Agricultural College in 1910 as a botany instructor, he taught at Michigan State College in 1906 and Oklahoma A & M from 1907-1909. Lawrence was an Associate Professor of plant ecology at the time of his death in 1947. He was a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Botanical and Ecological Societies of America, the American Association of University Professors, and the Sigma Xi Honorary Society.
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