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Jay Frederick Wesley Pearson

Jay Frederick Wesley Pearson, American university official. Fellow A.A.A.S.


  • Pearson, Jay Frederick Wesley was born on May 7, 1901 in Woodsfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Albert Lane and Sara Evaline (Hays) Pearson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1925, Master of Science, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1932. Doctor of Laws, Kyung Hee U., Seoul, 1960.

      Doctor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1962.


    • Graduate assistant, instructor biology U. Pittsburgh, 1924-1926. Expedition to British Guiana, U. Pittsburgh, 1924. Arcturus expedition, 1925.

      In charge class from U. Pittsburgh, British Guiana expedition, 1926. Instructor, assistant professor zoology U. Miami, 1926-1929. Graduate assistant University of Chicago, 1929-1930.

      In change biological exhibits Century of Progress, Chicago, 1931-1933. Professor zoology U. Miami, 1933-1962, secretary, 1933-1942, dean administration, 1939-1941, dean faculty, 1941, chancellor, since 1962. In charge biological exhibits of University of California at Golden Gate Exposition (on leave from U. Miami), 1938-1939.

      On military leave to United States Army Air Force, 1942-1944. Dean Faculty, U. Miami, 1944-1946. Vice president 1947-1953, president 1953-1962.

      President, Florida Association Colleges Universities 1948-1949.


    • Contributor science, popular science articles to journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Conglist


    Fellow A.A.A.S.


    • Married Hazel Manning Heinrich, February 14, 1931. Children: Jay Frederick Wesley, Michael Manning Lane.
    • father: Charles Albert Lane Pearson
    • mother: Sara Evaline (Hays) Pearson
    • spouse: Hazel Manning Heinrich
    • children: Jay Frederick Wesley Pearson
    • Michael Manning Lane Pearson
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    Born March 7, 1901
    Died August 8, 1965
    (aged 64)