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biologist.

John Robert Raper, American biologist. award, 1960-1961. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences (secretary 1962-1964), National Academy Sciences, Society for Study Development and Growth, American Society Naturalists, Botanical Society American, Genetics Society American, Mycological Society American (vice president 1957, president 1958), Sigma Xi.

Background

Raper, John Robert was born on October 3, 1911 in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Franklin and Julia (Crouse) Raper.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity North Carolina, 1933, Master of Arts, 1936. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1939, Doctor of Philosophy., 1939. Research fellow botany California Institute Technology, 1939-1941.

Career

October 1948); 1 son, William Thomas. Married second, Carlene Marie Allen, August 9, 1949. Children—Jonathan Arthur, Linda Carlene.

Instructor botany U. Indiana, 1941-1943. Research biologist plutonium div. Manhattan District, 1943-1946.

Assistant professor University of Chicago, 1946-1949, associate professor, 1949-1953, professor, 1953-1954. Professor botany Harvard, 1954-1974, department chairman biology, 1970-1974. Guest research professor Botanisches Institute der Universität Köln, Germany, 1961.

Guggenheim fellow, 1960-1961. Fulbright Research award, 1960-1961.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Genetics of Sexuality in Higher Fungi, 1966.

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences (secretary 1962-1964), National Academy Sciences, Society for Study Development and Growth, American Society Naturalists, Botanical Society American, Genetics Society American, Mycological Society American (vice president 1957, president 1958), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Ruth Scholz, December 19, 1936 (divorced October 1948).; married second, Carlene Marie Allen, August 9, 1949. Children: Jonathan Arthur, Linda Carlene.

father:
William Franklin Raper

mother:
Julia (Crouse) Raper

spouses:
Ruth Scholz

Carlene Marie Allen

children:
Jonathan Arthur Raper

Linda Carlene Raper