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Rose breeder and discoverer Listing last updated on 09 Feb 2023.
Charleston, West Virginia
Peter Gwin Harris (1944 - August 12, 2021)
[From "Charleston Gazette-Mail", August 19, 2021:] Born in Houston, Peter grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated in 1959 from Monterey High School. He earned a B.A. from the University of Buffalo and M.A. and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Peter taught English literature and composition, retiring as a tenured professor after 18 years at West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and skillfully wrote poetry and prose. He loved landscapes, plants and animals from the flatlands of West Texas to his beloved home in the West Virginia hills. Once an assistant rosarian at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter gardened avidly, bred and researched roses for almost 40 years, and was a member of the Rose Hybridizers Association and the Charleston Rose Society.