Couper, James Hamilton
Couper, James Hamilton ko͞o´pər [key], 1794–1866, American planter of Georgia, grad. Yale, 1814. Influential in promoting agricultural research and experimentation, he was a pioneer in the cultivation of rice, long-staple cotton, and sugarcane and introduced new plants, including Bermuda grass.
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