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Bartley Cavanough Block

biologist , educator

Bartley Cavanough Block, American biologist, educator. Grantee United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1960, United States Department of Agriculture, 1960-1962, National Science Foundation, 1962-1963, Mellon Foundation, 1980; visiting fellow Yale University, 1988-1989.


Block, Bartley Cavanough was born on April 12, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of David and Anne (Been) Block.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1954. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1955. Student, Pennsylvania State University, 1958.


Entomologist United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland, 1959. Assistant professor Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1959-1963, Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, 1964-1965, Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, 1965-1967, University Bridgeport, 1967-1974, associate professor biology, 1974-1992. Chief medical writer Pharmedica Communications, New Haven, 1992-1996.

Senior science editor Pharos Healthcare Communications, Inc., Greenwich, 1996-1997. Adjunct faculty, department biology Rhode Island College, since 2010. Freelance medical writer, since 1998.

Adjunct faculty., biology department Rhode Island College, since 2010. Consultant in field.


Chairman Milford Conservation Commission, 1982-1986. Member Inland Wetland Agency, 1988-1990. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Medical Writers Association, American Institute Biological Science, American Society Zoological, Entomological Society of America, Ecological Society of America, Animal Behavior Society.


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Married Janet Jacobs, May 26, 1963. Children: Kenneth, Deborah, Steven.

David Block

Anne (Been) Block

Janet Jacobs

Kenneth Block

Deborah Block

Steven Block