in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Natural History; World History; Maps and Map-making. 1207 words.
Orton, James (21 April 1830–25 September 1877), naturalist, explorer, and educator, was born in Seneca Falls, New York, the son of Azariah Giles Orton, a theologian and scholar, and Minerva...