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Spencer Wharton Brown

Spencer Wharton Brown, American geneticist, educator. Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American (secretary-general XIII International Congress Genetics), International Genetics Federation (president from 1973), Botanical Society American, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Brown, Spencer Wharton was born on November 26, 1918 in Vermillion, South Dakota, United States. Son of J. Maughs and Lillian (James) Brown.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1938. Postgraduate U. Missouri, 1938-1941. Doctor of Philosophy, University California at Berkeley, 1942.

    Career

    • Assistant professor botany U. Georgia, 1943-1945. Associate in genetics University of California at Berkeley, 1945-1946, instructor, 1946-1948, assistant professor, 1948-1954, associate professor, 1954-1960, professor genetics, 1960-1977. Guggenheim fellow, 1956-1957.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American (secretary-general XIII International Congress Genetics), International Genetics Federation (president from 1973), Botanical Society American, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Roberta Marie Schuknecht, January 6, 1939 (divorced, 1958).
    • father: J. Maughs Brown
    • mother: Lillian (James) Brown
    • spouse: Roberta Marie Schuknecht
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    Died June 10, 1977
    (aged 58)
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