Famous American Entomologists

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Walter Reed
(U.S. Army Physician Who Led a Team Which Confirmed That Yellow Fever Gets Transmitted By a Mosquito)
Walter Reed
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Birthdate: September 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belroi
Died: November 22, 1902

Walter Reed was a U.S. Army physician best remembered for leading a team which confirmed that yellow fever gets transmitted by a mosquito rather than by direct contact. His work went a long way in the fight against yellow fever.

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Paul R. Ehrlich
(Entomologist, Zoologist, University teacher)
Paul R. Ehrlich
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Birthdate: May 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Paul R. Ehrlich is a biologist best known for the 1968 book The Population Bomb, which he co-authored with his wife, Anne. He kindled controversy for his views on the consequences of population growth in a world with limited resources. He has been called an "irrepressible doomster” by his critics, while his supporters credit him for spreading concern about overpopulation. 

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William Beebe
(US Explorer and Ornithologist Who Co-Discovered the Bathysphere)
William Beebe
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Birthdate: July 29, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: June 4, 1962

American marine biologist, ornithologist, and entomologist William Beebe is remembered for his exploratory expeditions conducted for the New York Zoological Society. He also co-discovered the Bathysphere, penned many books, was a renowned lecturer, worked with the New York Zoological Gardens, and led tropical research at the New York Zoological Society.

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Clinton Hart Merriam
(Father of Mammalogy)
Clinton Hart Merriam
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Birthdate: December 5, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 1942

Clinton Hart Merriam was an American mammalogist, zoologist, ornithologist, ecologist, entomologist, geographer, ethnographer, physician, and naturalist. Referred to as the father of mammalogy, Merriam owned a private collection of mammal specimens. Clinton Hart Merriam is also credited with co-founding the National Geographic Society and the American Ornithologists' Union.

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Willy Burgdorfer
(Scientist)
Willy Burgdorfer
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Birthdate: June 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: November 17, 2014
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Thomas Say
(Entomologist)
Thomas Say
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Birthdate: June 27, 1787
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 10, 1834
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Edward F. Knipling
(Entomologist)
Edward F. Knipling
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Birthdate: March 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Texas, United States
Died: March 17, 2000
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Thomas Eisner
(Ecologist and entomologist)
Thomas Eisner
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Birthdate: June 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 25, 2011
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Charles Lee Remington
(Entomologist)
Charles Lee Remington
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Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reedville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 31, 2007
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William Morton Wheeler
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Birthdate: March 19, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: April 19, 1937
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Charles Valentine Riley
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Birthdate: September 18, 1843
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Died: September 14, 1895
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John Henry Comstock
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Birthdate: February 24, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 20, 1931
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Orator F. Cook
(Entomologist, Botanist, and Agronomist Known for His Work on Rubber and Cotton Cultivation)
Orator F. Cook
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Birthdate: May 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clyde, New York, United States
Died: April 23, 1949

Orator F. Cook was an American entomologist, botanist, and agronomist. He is best remembered for his work on rubber and cotton cultivation. He is credited with coining the word speciation to describe a process where existing species give rise to new ones. Orator F. Cook published almost 400 articles on topics like genetics, sociology, evolution, anthropology, and geography.

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Leland Ossian Howard
(Entomologist)
Leland Ossian Howard
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Birthdate: June 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States
Died: May 1, 1950
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Alfred E. Emerson
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Birthdate: December 31, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: October 3, 1976
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Orlando Park
(American entomologist)
Orlando Park
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Birthdate: October 13, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Died: September 23, 1969