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James Theophilus Penney

educator

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.

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