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Spencer Wharton Brown

geneticist , educator.

Spencer Wharton Brown, American geneticist, educator. Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American (secretary-general XIII International Congress Genetics), International Genetics Federation (president from 1973), Botanical Society American, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

Brown, Spencer Wharton was born on November 26, 1918 in Vermillion, South Dakota, United States. Son of J. Maughs and Lillian (James) Brown.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1938. Postgraduate U. Missouri, 1938-1941. Doctor of Philosophy, University California at Berkeley, 1942.

Career

Assistant professor botany U. Georgia, 1943-1945. Associate in genetics University of California at Berkeley, 1945-1946, instructor, 1946-1948, assistant professor, 1948-1954, associate professor, 1954-1960, professor genetics, 1960-1977. Guggenheim fellow, 1956-1957.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Society Naturalists, Genetics Society American (secretary-general XIII International Congress Genetics), International Genetics Federation (president from 1973), Botanical Society American, American Association University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Roberta Marie Schuknecht, January 6, 1939 (divorced, 1958).

father:
J. Maughs Brown

mother:
Lillian (James) Brown

spouse:
Roberta Marie Schuknecht