William Darlington, by John Neagle.
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Head and shoulders painting

Credit: West Chester University, West Chester, Pa.

A respected physician, two time Congressman, bank president, and community leader, William Darlington of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was also a nationally respected botanist. The author of biographies of Pennsylvania botanists John Bartram and Humphrey Marshall, Darlington continued to tutor botany students into his eighties.

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