Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Davenport, Charles Benedict

US zoologist (Ph.D., Harvard, 1902), geneticist. Briefly on the faculties of Harvard and Chicago (1892-1904), first director of the Station for Experimental Evolution at Cold Springs Harbor, NY, after 1904. Founding member of the Galton Society of New York (1918), leader of the American eugenics movement, founder of the Eugenics Record Office (c. 1910-34). Author of over 400 papers and books, including Statistical Methods with Special Reference to Biological Variation (1899), and Heredity in Relation to Eugenics (1911).

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