Date of Birth: 10/25/1784
Place of birth: Sheffield
Citizenship: United States
A botanist and priest in one person
Chester Dewey was born on October 25, 1784 th, in Sheffield, Massachusetts (Sheffield, Massachusetts). He received his education at the church Williams College (Williams College), graduating in 1806, and was assigned to Tayringem (Tryingham, Mass.).
A few months later, Dewey declined to worship, but only as from the main purpose of his life. He did not leave the preaching work, as the current, until old age. Chester gladly accepted invitations to deliver speeches at various temples. It might seem that the sermon for Chester was the only occupation.
Dewey was a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Williams College, from 1810 to 1827-th-th. In the period from 1850 to 1860-th he remained a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Rochester (University of Rochester).
Throughout his life, Dewey devoted to scientific pursuits, and highly appreciated the American naturalists. He conducted a study of herbs and discovered and described several new species. In 1825 Yale Institute (Yale) Chester conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In 1838-m Dewey became a doctor of theology, and in 1850 - doctor of law. He was meticulous and painstaking observer of the weather, and his notes were published in regular monthly reports.
Some works of his great labor `Families and Natural Orders of Plants` (` Familia rasteniy` classes) have been published in the scientific journal `American Journal of Science` and attracted the attention of leading European botanists with whom Chester began to correspond.
The extensive family of `` Dewey sedge has been recognized authority, and his writings on this subject grew into an entire monograph, on which he worked for more than forty years. His book `History of the Herbaceous Plants of Massachusetts` (` History Massachusetsa` herbaceous plants) was published this state. The last writers` works, Dewey began to review articles on his works such as `The True Place of Man in Zoology` (` true place of man in zoologii`) and `An Examination of Some Reasonings Against the Unity of Mankind` (` Examination of certain deductions against unity chelovechestva`).
In the botanical field Dewey is known mostly as a tireless issledovatelmnogoletnih polycarpic herbaceous plants growing in all climates. As many as 43 years old, from 1824 to 1869-th, Chester make permanent contributions to the magazine `American Journal of Science`, namely, a series of works entitled` Caricography` ( `Osokografiya`). They were asked to relate the 97 species and varieties of plants from the family of `Osokovyh`.
Chester married Sarah Dewey in 1810. The couple had five children. The wife died in 1823. Then, in 1825, Chester married Olivia Hart, an older child Lemuel Pomeroma Bush.
Chester Dewey died in Rochester, New York (Rochester, New York), December 15, 1867-th. He bequeathed his herbarium, one of the most complete in the country, as well as the library `Osokovyh`, Williams College.