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Clark, Hubert Lyman (United States 1870-1947)
invertebrate zoology

Clark's career took an unexpected turn when as a young man he lost his hearing after coming down with yellow fever during a field expedition. Teaching becoming difficult, he re-oriented himself toward museum work and made a considerable success for himself as the curator of echinoderms at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard. Clark was an all-around zoologist; in addition to publishing over one hundred papers on echinoderms, he also wrote on a variety of aspects of the natural history of birds, reptiles and amphibians, and spent considerable time in the field in Australia, Jamaica, Japan, Tobago, Bermuda, and the Galapagos Islands.

Life Chronology

--born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on 9 January 1870.
--1892: A.B., Amherst College
--1897: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
--1897: contracts yellow fever in Jamaica
--1899-1905: professor of biology, Olivet College
--1905: hired as assistant at the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), Harvard University
--1910-1927: curator of echinoderms, MCZ
--1913, 1929, 1932: collecting expeditions to Australia
--1927: advanced to curator of marine invertebrates and associate professor of zoology, Harvard
--1936: acting associate professor, Stanford University
--1946: publishes his The Echinoderm Fauna of Australia, Its Composition and Its Origin
--1946-1947: research associate, Allan Hancock Foundation, Los Angeles
--1947: receives the W. B. Clarke Memorial Medal from the Royal Society of New South Wales
--dies at Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 31 July 1947.

For Additional Information, See:

--Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2 (1963).
--Science, Vol. 106(2764) (1947): 611-612.
--Allan Hancock Atlantic Expedition Report, Vol. 8(5) (1948): i-xii, 225-352.

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