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Robert Carter Cook

Robert Carter Cook, American editor. Recipient Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation award in planned parenthood, 1956.


  • Cook, Robert Carter was born on April 9, 1898 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of O.F. and Alice (Carter) Cook.

  • Education

    • Student, George Washington University, 1919. Student, University Maryland, 1921.


    • Science aid United States Bureau Standards, 1916-1918. Manager, editor The Journal of Heredity, 1922-1952, editor, 1952-1962. Director Population Reformed Bureau.

      Editor Population Bulletin, 1951-1958, president, editor, from 1959. Professor lecturer medical genetics Medical School George Washington University, 1944-1963, lecturer biology, 1946-1963.


    • Author: Human Fertility: The Modern Dilemma, 1951. Contributor articles to popular magazines and technical journals.


    Member program committee, organizer section I, Inter-American Conference on Conservation, 1948. Member advisory committee Conservation Foundation. Director Association for Research in Human Heredity, 1947-1950.

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Eugenics Society (editor Eugenical News 1942, director), American Genetic Association, Genetics Society of America, American Society Human Genetics, American Academy Political and Social Science, Academy Medicine Washington, Washington Academy of Sciences, National Parks Association (trustee), National Association Science Writers, Cosmos Club (Washington), National Press Club.


    • Married Margaret Brown, August 4, 1921. Children: John Robert, Barbara Alice, Victoria Marian. Married Helen Hall Jennings, February 28, 1944.

      Married Annabelle Deumond, August 19, 1946.
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    • 1919
      George Washington University
    • 1921
      University Maryland
    • 1916 - 1918
      Science aid United States Bureau Standards
    • 1922 - 1952
    • 1952 - 1962