Chester Dewey is an American botanist, anti-slavery activist, pastor, and educator.
American botanist and clergyman who specialized in the study of grasses in the 18th century. He wrote for the American Journal of Science on a regular basis.
Before becoming a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Williams College, he prepared for the priesthood.
He was a specialist in the Carex genus, the biggest flowering plant genus.
With his wife Sarah Dewey, he had five children.
His botanical studies came before Gregor Mendel's.
Department of the University of Rochester