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Robert William Briggs

Robert William Briggs, American biologist, educator. Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American, American Society Zoologists, National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Society Study Development and Growth.

Background

  • Briggs, Robert William was born on December 10, 1911 in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robin John and Bridget (McGonigle) Briggs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Boston University, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard University, 1938.

    Career

    • Research fellow McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1938-1942. Member Institute Cancer Research, Philadelphia, 1942-1956. Professor biology Indiana U., Bloomington, 1956-1963, research professor, from 1963, department chairman, from 1969, then professor emeritus.

    Membership

    Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American, American Society Zoologists, National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Society Study Development and Growth.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Elizabeth Bloch, September 27, 1940 (divorced 1980).; married Françoise Bacher Teviotdale, 1980. Children: Evan William, Alexander Bloch, Meredith.
    • father: Robin John Briggs
    • mother: Bridget (McGonigle) Briggs
    • spouses: Janet Elizabeth Bloch
    • Françoise Bacher Teviotdale
    • children: Evan William Briggs
    • Alexander Bloch Briggs
    • Meredith Briggs
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