Coxe, William

Coxe, William,

1762–1831, American pomologist, b. Philadelphia. His experiments and his book, A View of the Cultivation of Fruit-Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider (1817), had a pronounced effect on the early development of fruitgrowing in America. He was instrumental in introducing the Seckel pear into England.
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Others serving on JALA's Board of Directors include David Barksdale, Hank Coxe, William Deas, Steven Fraser, Latasha GarrisonFullwood, Leslie Goller, Bryan Gowdy, Canon Deborah Jackson, Dominic MacKenzie, Guy Victor Murray, Brenda PriestlyJackson, Chad Roberts, Richard Ruth, Anna Shea, Robert Spohrer, Lester Dove, Frances Pullins, and Aida Correa.
Major changes in prison conditions in Pennsylvania were effected through the relentless activity of the Society for Alleviating the Miseries of the Public Prisons, led by such Pennsylvanians as Tench Coxe, William Howard, and Benjamin Rush.