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Herbert M. Richards

Professor of Botany

Centurion, 1910–1928

Full Name Herbert Maule Richards

Born 6 October 1871 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died 9 January 1928 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by George A. Plimpton and Frederick J. E. Woodbridge

Elected 5 November 1910 at age thirty-nine

Century Memorial

Herbert Maule Richards, professor of botany at Barnard College, was a member of a distinguished family, his father a well-known marine painter in the latter part of the Nineteenth Century, his sister, Mrs. Brewster, an excellent painter and sculptor and his older brother, Theodore, the chemist at Harvard University who was awarded the Nobel prize for his accurate determination of the atomic weights of the chemical elements. Our Professor Richards, in addition to his purely scientific work in botany, was an admirable and successful teacher of much personal charm and of genuine devotion to his pupils, graduate and undergraduate, by whom he was greatly beloved.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1928 Century Association Yearbook