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He was ordained as a Lutheran minister and served as a pastor for several years. In 1787, he became the first president of Franklin College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After he retired, he became a well-known botanist. His primary works are Catalogus Plantarum Americæ Septentrianalis (1813); and Descriptio Uberior Graminum et Plantarum Calamariarum Americæ Septentrianalis Indiginarum et Circarum (1817).
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