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Ada Hayden

Death: August 12, 1950 (65)
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Daughter of David Maitland Hayden and Christina Jane Hayden

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About Ada Hayden

Ada Hayden (14 August 1884 – 12 August 1950) was an American botanist, educator, and preservationist. She was the curator of the Iowa State University Herbarium, which was renamed the Ada Hayden Herbarium (ISC) in her honour in 1988. During her career, she added more than 40,000 specimens to the herbarium. Her studies and conservation work were particularly important in ensuring the preservation of the tall-grass prairie.The Hayden Prairie State Preserve was also named in her honor. She was an active member of the Ecological Society of America for many years.

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Ada Hayden's Timeline

August 14, 1884
August 12, 1950
Age 65