Pennsylvania–son of David Landreth, Jr., was the third generation to run
the seed house. He was a partner in the business until it was incorporated
in 1904 as the D. Landreth Seed Co., and was the president of the corporation
until his death. He was chosen chief of the Bureau of Agriculture
of the U. S. Centennial International Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876.
In 1878, he declined President Hayes’ offer of Commissioner of Agriculture.
He was the author of Market Garden and Farm Notes (1892), and articles
in horticultural journals.
Sources: Kellen; NCABv24;