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Thomas Peter Bennett

Thomas Peter Bennett, American publisher, biologist, educator.


  • Bennett, Thomas Peter was born on October 8, 1937 in Lakeland, Florida, United States. Son of Thomas Edward and Hazel Dean (Smith) Bennett.

  • Education

    • AB, Florida State University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Rockefeller University, 1965.


    • Assistant professor biology Harvard University, Cambridge, 1967-1971. Professor biology University Kentucky, Lexington, 1971-1972. Professor biology, chairman department Florida State University, Tallahasee, 1972-1976, special assistant to president, acting vice president Tallahassee, 1975-1976.

      President Academy National Sciences, Philadelphia, 1976-1986. Director Florida Museum National History University Florida, Gainesville, 1986-1996, professor department zoology, 1986-1996. President, publisher Science Service, Washington, since 1996.

      Consultant biology edits W.H. Freeman Company, 1971. Board directors Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, since 1979. Chairman Pennsylvania Museum Coalition, Philadelphia, 1979-1981.


    Board directors council Boy Scouts American, Phila, 1977-1985, Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia, 1976-1986. Founder, president Friends of Logan Square Foundation, Inc., Philadelphia, 1983-1986. Founder, chairman Museum Associates Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978-1984.

    Member Association National Science Institutions (chairman 1984-1986), Association Science Museum Directors (president 1986-1990), Linnean Society, The Explorers Club (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi.



    Gardening, poetry, long view press.


    • Married Gudrun Dorothea Staub, September 1, 1962. Children: Vanessa Hildegard, Alexander Staub.
    • father: Thomas Edward Bennett
    • mother: Hazel Dean (Smith) Bennett
    • spouse: Gudrun Dorothea Staub
    • children: Vanessa Hildegard Bennett
    • Alexander Staub Bennett
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    Born October 8, 1937
    • 1959
      Florida State University
    • 1965
      Rockefeller University
    • 1967 - 1971
      Assistant, professor biology Harvard University
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      professor, biology University Kentucky
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1972 - 1976
      professor, department Florida State University
    • 1972 - 1976
      chairman, department Florida State University
    • 1976 - 1986
      president, Academy National Sciences
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1986 - 1996
      director, Florida Museum National History University Florida
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1996
      Washington, United States
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