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William Chambers Coker (October 24, 1872 – June 26, 1953) was a united states botanist and mycologist.
He was created at Hartsville, Sc on October 24, 1872. He finished Sc College in 1894 and required postgraduate courses at Johns Hopkins College as well as in Germany. He trained for quite some time within the summer time schools from the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., as well as in 1902 grew to become affiliate professor of botany in the College of New York. He established the Coker Arboretum in 1903. He is made professor in 1907 and Kenan professor of botany in 1920. In 1903, he was chief from the botanic staff from the Bahama Expedition from the Geographical Society of Baltimore. Professor Coker was part of many scientific societies and also the author from the Plant Existence of Hartsville, S. C. (1912) The Trees of New York (with Henry Roland Totten) (1916) and also the Saprolegniaceae from the U . s . States (1921). Besides these he contributed numerous articles on morphology and botany to scientific journals. He died on June 26, 1953 and it was hidden on June 29, 1953.