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James Theophilus Penney

James Theophilus Penney, American educator. Served with S.A.T.C., 1918.; Member American Society Zoologists, Southeastern Association Biologists (past president), South Carolina. Academy Science (past president), Sigma Xi, Delta Sigma Phi.

Background

  • Penney, James Theophilus was born on July 1, 1900 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Theophilus and Nerah (Grimes) Penney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina, 1921, Master of Arts, 1925, Doctor of Philosophy., 1929.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Patricia Ann (Mistress C. M. Lide). Instructor biology Charlotte (North Carolina) High School, 1921-1923. Teaching fellow U. North Carolina, 1923-1925, research assistant, 1927-1929.

      Instructor histology U. Tennessee Medical School, 1925-1927. Associate professor biology University of Southern California, 1929-1942, professor, since 1942, head department, since 1959, dean of men, 1956-1959.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served with S.A.T.C., 1918. Member American Society Zoologists, Southeastern Association Biologists (past president), South Carolina. Academy Science (past president), Sigma Xi, Delta Sigma Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Thigpen, August 25, 1925.
    • father: James Theophilus Penney
    • mother: Nerah (Grimes) Penney
    • spouse: Martha Thigpen
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    Died March 29, 1964
    (aged 63)
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