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Theodore Lyman

zoologist , congressman

Theodore Lyman, American zoologist, congressman. member American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Lyman, Theodore was born on August 23, 1833 in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Theodore and Mary Elizabeth (Henderson) Lyman.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1855, Bachelor of Science, 1858.

Career

Studied zoology under Louis Agassiz at Lawrence Scientific School, joined Agassiz’ scientific expedition in Florida, 1855-1858. Elected as original member Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, 1859. Collected scientific data on the ophiuridae in Europe, 1861-1863.

Served under General Meade in Civil War, 1863-1865. Chairman Fisheries communications of Massachusetts, 1866. President American Fish Cultural Association, 1884.

Overseer Harvard, 1868. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, member United States House of Representatives from Mass, 48th Congress, 1883-1885.

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Russell, November 28, 1856.

father:
Theodore Lyman

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Henderson) Lyman

spouse:
Elizabeth Russell