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Robert William Briggs

biologist , educator.

Robert William Briggs, American biologist, educator. Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American, American Society Zoologists, National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Society Study Development and Growth.

Background

Briggs, Robert William was born on December 10, 1911 in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robin John and Bridget (McGonigle) Briggs.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Boston University, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy., Harvard University, 1938.

Career

Research fellow McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1938-1942. Member Institute Cancer Research, Philadelphia, 1942-1956. Professor biology Indiana U., Bloomington, 1956-1963, research professor, from 1963, department chairman, from 1969, then professor emeritus.

Membership

Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American, American Society Zoologists, National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Society Study Development and Growth.

Connections

Married Janet Elizabeth Bloch, September 27, 1940 (divorced 1980).; married Fran├žoise Bacher Teviotdale, 1980. Children: Evan William, Alexander Bloch, Meredith.

father:
Robin John Briggs

mother:
Bridget (McGonigle) Briggs

spouses:
Janet Elizabeth Bloch

Fran├žoise Bacher Teviotdale

children:
Evan William Briggs

Alexander Bloch Briggs

Meredith Briggs