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Rudolf Theodore Kempton

Rudolf Theodore Kempton, American educator. Member American Society Zoologists (secretary 1954-1958), Physiological Society Philadelphia, Society General Physiological, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.; Club: University (Poughkeepsie, New York.

Background

  • Kempton, Rudolf Theodore was born on May 30, 1902 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Eugene Judson and Laura Emma (Sanborn) Kempton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Bates College, 1924. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1925. Doctor of Philosophy., New York University, 1932.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Laura Estelle. Student assistant Bates College, 1922. Assistant in biology New York University, 1924-1926, instructor 1926-1932.

      Research associate pharmacology University of Pennsylvania, 1932-1935. Assistant professor biology Princeton, 1935-1937. Professor zoology and curator Natural History Museum, Vassar College, 1937-1967, department chairman zoology, 1940-1962, professor emeritus biology, 1967-1975.

      Teaching staff in physiology Marine Biological Laboratory, 1941-1947. Teacher physiology Army U. Center, Shrivenham, England, 1945-1946. Researcher Marineland of Florida, 1964-1965.

      Trustee Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1948.

    Works

    • Author: (with Mechanical Engineering Little) Laboratory Manual for Comparative Anatomy, 1926. (with Fred Brown) Sex Questions and Answers, 1948.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Religion

    The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.

    Membership

    Member American Society Zoologists (secretary 1954-1958), Physiological Society Philadelphia, Society General Physiological, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. Club: University (Poughkeepsie, New York.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Thomas Leader, December 25, 1926.
    • father: Eugene Judson Kempton
    • mother: Laura Emma (Sanborn) Kempton
    • spouse: Elizabeth Thomas Leader
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    Died June 9, 1975
    (aged 73)
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