Charles Christopher Parry (1823-1890), was a botanist and physician who lived in Davenport, Iowa. Recognizing that botanical studies were his main interest, Parry switched to a career as a botanist the year after starting his medical practice. He was best know for his work as a botanist on a number of geographic surveys in the West and Midwest parts of the United States as well as the United States and Mexican Border Survey. He was the first person to hold the position of Botanist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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