Chamberlain, Edward B. (Deceased)
Edward was born on July 24, 1878, in Bristol Mills, Maine, and was home-schooled. He graduated from Bowdoin College with an AB degree in 1899 and was a Phi Beta Kappa and class valedictorian. He became a graduate student and instructor at Brown University, where he received an AM degree in 1901 and where he began work on bryophytes. He taught sciences and Greek at the Oak Grove Seminary in Vassalboro, Maine, (1901-02) and mathematics and German at the University School (for boys) in Washington, D.C., from 1902 to 1906. He went to New York City where he taught for the rest of his life in the Sachs Collegiate Institute (later the Franklin School for Boys). He died on February 2, 1925, of pneumonia at the age of 46 in New York City. At the time of his death he had been secretary-treasurer of the Sullivant Moss Society (later the American Bryological and Lichenological Society) for ten years and was business manager of their publication, The Bryologist. Edward was elected to the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1905 and was active until his death.