Name Details

Name: John Walton
Dates: 1895-1971
Notes: Botanist. Born in London, the son of the Scottish artist, E A Walton. Educated at Edinburgh and Cambridge. Served as botanist on the first Oxford expedition to Spitsbergen, 1921.
Worked at the universities of Cambridge, Manchester and Birmingham before his appointment as Regius Professor of Botany, University of Glasgow 1930-1962.
Nephew of Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1851-1916). Married Dorothy Seward.
[See entry on The University of Glasgow Story; obituary note in Plant Science Bulletin, June 1971, Vol 17 No 2, http://www.botany.org/plantsciencebulletin/psb-1971-17-2.php, accessed Feb 2011]
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