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William Saunders (above) made monumental contributions as the first USDA horticulturist and superintendent of experimental gardens from 1862-1900, where he, “more than any other official connected with the early history of the Department of Agriculture . . . believed in and contributed to its usefulness,” wrote Frank L. Evans, chief, Divisions of Accounts, circa 1906, in an unpublished reminiscence, now part of the National Agricultural Library Special Collections. In addition, in 1867, Saunders helped found and was the first president of the National Grange, the oldest American agricultural advocacy group with a national scope.

 

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