Elsie Quarterman

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Quarterman in 2012

Elsie Quarterman (November 28, 1910 – June 9, 2014) was an American plant ecologist. She was a Professor Emerita at Vanderbilt University. She is known for her work on the ecology of Tennessee cedar glades.

Quarterman was born on November 28, 1910 in Valdosta, Georgia. She earned a B.A. from Georgia State Women's College (now Valdosta State University) in 1932 and earned an M.A. in botany from Duke University in 1943.

She died on June 9, 2014, at the age of 103.[1]

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  1. Furlong, Kara (June 12, 2014). "Elsie Quarterman, who rediscovered Tennessee coneflower, dies at 103". Vanderbilt News. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved June 12, 2014.