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Jay Frederick Wesley Pearson

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Jay Frederick Wesley Pearson, American university official. Fellow A.A.A.S.


Pearson, Jay Frederick Wesley was born on May 7, 1901 in Woodsfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Albert Lane and Sara Evaline (Hays) Pearson.


Bachelor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1925, Master of Science, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1932. Doctor of Laws, Kyung Hee U., Seoul, 1960.

Doctor of Science, University Pittsburgh, 1962.


Graduate assistant, instructor biology U. Pittsburgh, 1924-1926. Expedition to British Guiana, U. Pittsburgh, 1924. Arcturus expedition, 1925.

In charge class from U. Pittsburgh, British Guiana expedition, 1926. Instructor, assistant professor zoology U. Miami, 1926-1929. Graduate assistant University of Chicago, 1929-1930.

In change biological exhibits Century of Progress, Chicago, 1931-1933. Professor zoology U. Miami, 1933-1962, secretary, 1933-1942, dean administration, 1939-1941, dean faculty, 1941, chancellor, since 1962. In charge biological exhibits of University of California at Golden Gate Exposition (on leave from U. Miami), 1938-1939.

On military leave to United States Army Air Force, 1942-1944. Dean Faculty, U. Miami, 1944-1946. Vice president 1947-1953, president 1953-1962.

President, Florida Association Colleges Universities 1948-1949.


  • Contributor science, popular science articles to journals.


Fellow A.A.A.S.


Married Hazel Manning Heinrich, February 14, 1931. Children: Jay Frederick Wesley, Michael Manning Lane.

Charles Albert Lane Pearson

Sara Evaline (Hays) Pearson

Hazel Manning Heinrich

Jay Frederick Wesley Pearson

Michael Manning Lane Pearson