Beattie, William R. (Deceased)
William was born on December 17, 1870, in Zanesville, Ohio. He received his BS and MS degrees from Ohio State University. He worked as an assistant botanist for Ohio State from 1896 to 1898, and as an assistant horticulturist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1899 to1912. William also was an agriculture and industrial commissioner for St. Louis and Southwest region from 1912 to 1918, senior horticulturist for the Bureau of Plant Industry from 1918 to 1929, senior horticulturist from 1929 to 1940, and collaborator in 1940. William belonged to numerous organizations including the Vegetable Growers Association and the Biological Society of Washington. He was elected to the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1901 and served on the site selection committee in 1901, the auditing committee from 1902 to 1903, and the photography committee from 1903 to 1904. He was awarded an honorary membership in 1936. William died in 1954 at the age of 84.