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.
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.