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Henry Baldwin Ward

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Name  Henry Ward
Died  1945
Education  Harvard University

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Henry Baldwin Ward (1865-1945) was an American zoologist.

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Biography

Ward was born in 1865 in Troy, New York. He got his bachelor's degree from Williams College of Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1885. Later, he got his master's degree and Ph.D. from Harvard University, in 1892. For 2 years he participated in postgraduate study in European universities in cities like Göttingen, Freiburg, and Leipzig, and in biological facilities at Naples, Heligoland, and Villefranche-sur-Mer. He became an instructor of Science at Troy High School, where he served from 1886 to 1888. He accepted a job as Instructor of Morphology at the University of Michigan in 1892. Next year, he got a job as an Associate Professor of Zoology at the University of Nebraska. In 1893, the Michigan Fish Commission commissioned the him to study the sources of food for fish in the Traverse Bay area due in part to the decline in commercial fishing industry in Northern Michigan. Ward got promoted to a Professor in 1899. Three years later he became a Dean of the College of Medicine. In 1909 he was named Professor of Zoology at the University of Illinois, where he got his Emeritus Professor title in 1933. He remained there till his death in 1945.

Although mostly notable for his work in zoology, Ward also made contributions to phycology.

References

Henry Baldwin Ward Wikipedia


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