Baum, Henry E. (Deceased)
Henry was born on April 6, 1881, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Central High School in 1900, and shortly after graduation joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work under O. F. Cook in the Office of Tropical Agriculture. He published articles on breadfruit (Plant World October, November, December, 1903; Science II, 18: 439. 1903) and made a catalogue of the library of C. L. Pollard, who was the editor of Plant World. He died on December 20, 1903, at the age of 22, to the dismay of his colleagues, who were impressed with his promise. He was elected to the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1901, took part in building the cabin, and was active until his final sickness.