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Hugh Hamilton DeWitt

Hugh Hamilton DeWitt, American ichthyologist. Member American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (life.


  • DeWitt, Hugh Hamilton was born on December 28, 1933 in San Jose, California, United States. Son of Lewis Lippman and Honor Kathleen (Pettit) Seligman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1955, Master of Arts, 1960, Doctor of Philosophy., 1966.


    • Assistant professor marine science University South Florida, St. Petersburg, 1967-1969. Assistant professor zoology University Maine, Orono, 1969-1970, assistant professor oceanography, Walpole, Maine, 1970-1972, associate professor, 1972-1979, professor, 1979-1981, chairman, 1976-1979, professor zoology, Orono, since 1981.


    • Editor Polar Biology, since 1981. Field party and expedition leader National Science Foundation, Southern Ocean and Antarctica, 1962-1963, 64, 66, 67, 75, 76. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Grantee National Science Foundation, 1962-1979. Mountain named in his honor United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, 1964.


    Member American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (life.



    Running; sailing; hiking. Camping; reading.


    • Married Jane Paulette Siple, November 14, 1981. Children– Diana Louise, Rachel Ann, Pamela Jean.
    • father: Lewis Lippman Seligman
    • mother: Honor Kathleen (Pettit) Seligman
    • spouse: Jane Paulette Siple
    • children: Diana Louise DeWitt
    • Rachel Ann DeWitt
    • Pamela Jean DeWitt
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    Born December 28, 1933