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Edward Edinborough Chamberlain - plant pathologist



Edward Edinborough Chamberlain (5 July 1906 2 April 1993) was a New Zealand plant pathologist.

Born in Masterton in 1906, Chamberlain completed his MSc at Victoria University College with a thesis entitled An investigation of the nature ofp-azophenol, graduating in 1929. He was awarded a DSc by the same institution in 1939. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1959, and the following year he was awarded the society's Hector Medal, the highest award in New Zealand science.
Director, Plant Diseases Division, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Auckland
In World War II, Chamberlain was called up for the New Zealand Artillery in September 1940, and embarked as a sergeant with the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force in mid-1941. He saw four years active service in the Middle East and Italy and was commissioned while overseas. 
Chamberlain's engagement to Geraldine Baylis was announced a few days after he was drafted, and the couple were married on 12 February 1941 at King's College chapel in Otahuhu.
He died on 2 April 1993 and was buried at Purewa Cemetery in Meadowbank, Auckland. "Plant virus diseases in New Zealand (Book, 1954)". "Certification of therapeutants and plant hormones (Book, 1959)".
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