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John Nicholas Belkin

zoologist , educator.

John Nicholas Belkin, Russian zoologist, educator. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946; Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Entomological Society American; member Society Systematic Zoology (council), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Belkin, John Nicholas was born on October 24, 1913 in Petrograd, Russia. Son of Nicholas Paul and Ina (Tardent) Belkin.

Education

Came to the United States, 1928, naturalized, 1938. Student Harvard University, 1931-1933. Bachelor of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy., 1946.

Career

; children—Laura T., Michael J., Elisabeth J. Married Sharon Lee Shannon. 1 son, Karl E. Assistant then instructor entomology Cornell Univercity, 1938-1942, 46.

Assistant research specialist entomology Rutgers University, 1946. Associate professor biology Associated Colls. Upper New York, 1946-1949.

Resident head biology department Mohawk College, Utica, New York, 1946-1948, Sampson College, also Champlain College, 1948-1949. Member of faculty University of California at Los Angeles, from 1949, professor zoology, 1958-1979, professor emeritus, 1979-1980.

Works

  • Author: The Mosquitoes of the South Pacific, 2 vols., 1962. Fundamentals of Entomology, 1972. Also numerous research papers.

Membership

Served to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Entomological Society American. Member Society Systematic Zoology (council), Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Natalie Yantsin (divorced).; married Lorraine Lyla Marvin (deceased.; married Sharon Lee Shannon.

Children: Nicholas J., Tanya, Natasha J.

father:
Nicholas Paul Belkin

mother:
Ina (Tardent) Belkin

spouses:
Natalie Yantsin

Lorraine Lyla Marvin

Sharon Lee Shannon

children:
Nicholas J. Belkin

Tanya Belkin

Natasha J Belkin