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Hybridizer Claude Worthman Davis (1894-1969)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

From The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 194(July 1969): Claude W. Davis, hybridizer and commercial grower of Louisiana irises in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, died March 23 at the age of seventy-four. He had been a member of AIS for over twenty years, serving as RVP of Region 10 from 1954 through 1956. He became interested in Louisiana native irises in 1938, and was an active member of the Society for Louisiana irises since it was organized in 1941. He served as president of this Society for two terms, and was recognized in 1951 for his outstanding service to this Society. Mr. Davis retired as professor emeritus of agricultural extension education at Louisiana State University in 1955, after more than thirty-five years in that service. He served in World War I, and again in World War II as a major in the capacity of a specialist in agriculture in England, France, Germany, Italy and North Africa. He is survived by his wife, one son, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Registrations/Introductions:

Louisiana: 'Barataria Bay', 'Bayou Choctaw', 'Beau Geste', 'Bienville', 'Big Woods Purple', 'Blue Shield', 'Bonne Idee', 'Bonnet Carre', 'Boy Blue', 'Carol Judice', 'Chalmette', 'Contestant', 'Coral Bell', 'Eclipse', 'Flat Top', 'Geisha Girl', 'Gheens White', 'Grecian Rose', 'High Hat', 'High Voltage', 'Jambalaya', 'Just Kate', 'Kisatchie', 'Kittyhawk', 'Lafourche', 'Lagniappe', 'Laughing Water', 'Louisiana Hayride', 'Loves Desire', 'Madcap', 'Memorys Valley', 'Miss Louisiana', 'Morehouse', 'New Offering', 'Old Creole', 'Pirogue', 'Plaquamine', 'Rebel', 'Richland', 'Saint Bernard', 'Serene Vitality', 'Tall Timber', 'Tiger', 'Trixie', 'Yellow Sunset'.

Tall Bearded: 'Nell MacVeagh'.

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