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John Robert Raper

John Robert Raper, American biologist. award, 1960-1961. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences (secretary 1962-1964), National Academy Sciences, Society for Study Development and Growth, American Society Naturalists, Botanical Society American, Genetics Society American, Mycological Society American (vice president 1957, president 1958), Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Raper, John Robert was born on October 3, 1911 in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Franklin and Julia (Crouse) Raper.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina, 1933, Master of Arts, 1936. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1939, Doctor of Philosophy., 1939. Research fellow botany California Institute Technology, 1939-1941.

    Career

    • October 1948); 1 son, William Thomas. Married second, Carlene Marie Allen, August 9, 1949. Children—Jonathan Arthur, Linda Carlene.

      Instructor botany U. Indiana, 1941-1943. Research biologist plutonium div. Manhattan District, 1943-1946.

      Assistant professor University of Chicago, 1946-1949, associate professor, 1949-1953, professor, 1953-1954. Professor botany Harvard, 1954-1974, department chairman biology, 1970-1974. Guest research professor Botanisches Institute der Universität Köln, Germany, 1961.

      Guggenheim fellow, 1960-1961. Fulbright Research award, 1960-1961.

    Works

    • Author: Genetics of Sexuality in Higher Fungi, 1966.

    Membership

    Member American Academy Arts and Sciences (secretary 1962-1964), National Academy Sciences, Society for Study Development and Growth, American Society Naturalists, Botanical Society American, Genetics Society American, Mycological Society American (vice president 1957, president 1958), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Scholz, December 19, 1936 (divorced October 1948).; married second, Carlene Marie Allen, August 9, 1949. Children: Jonathan Arthur, Linda Carlene.
    • father: William Franklin Raper
    • mother: Julia (Crouse) Raper
    • spouses: Ruth Scholz
    • Carlene Marie Allen
    • children: Jonathan Arthur Raper
    • Linda Carlene Raper
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    Born October 3, 1911
    Died March 21, 1974
    (aged 62)
    Nationality

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