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Victor Chandler Twitty

Victor Chandler Twitty, American biologist. Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences; member Society Study of Growth and Development (president 1955), American Society Zoologists (president 1959), Western Society Naturalists (president, 1960), Institute Internationale D’Embryologie, National Academy Sciences, International Society Cell Biology.

Background

  • Twitty, Victor Chandler was born on November 5, 1901 in near Loogootee, Indiana, United States. Son of John MacMahon and Emma (Chandler) Twitty.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Butler U., 1925. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1929. National Research Council fellow, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Berlin, 1931-1932.

    Career

    • Instructor zoological Yale, 1929-1931. Assistant professor zoological Stanford, 1932-1935, associate professor, 1935-1936, professor, 1936-1963, Herzstein professor, since 1963, executive head department biological science, 1939-1963. Instructor Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, summer 1930.

      Lecturer zoology University of Michigan summer 1941. Civilian with Office Scientific Research and Development, 1942-1944. Panel member commission on growth National Research Council, 1947-1950.

      Member advising committee on general biology Office of Naval Research, 1950.

    Works

    • Author articles in professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member Society Study of Growth and Development (president 1955), American Society Zoologists (president 1959), Western Society Naturalists (president, 1960), Institute Internationale D’Embryologie, National Academy Sciences, International Society Cell Biology.

    Connections

    • Married Florence Eveleth, August 3, 1934. Children: John, Eveleth (deceased), Sarah Ellen (deceased), Edith Anne.
    • father: John MacMahon Twitty
    • mother: Emma (Chandler) Twitty
    • spouse: Florence Eveleth
    • children: John Twitty
    • Eveleth Twitty (deceased)
    • Sarah Ellen Twitty (deceased)
    • Edith Anne Twitty
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    Born November 5, 1901
    Died March 22, 1967
    (aged 65)
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