Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Kellogg, Vernon Lyman (United States
entomology, science administration
Vernon Kellogg was able to make substantial contributions
to society at three rather distinct levels of engagement. First, he rose
to eminence as an entomologist, becoming a leading authority on the systematics
and evolution of lice (especially the Mallophaga and Anoplura) and the
genetics of silkworms. He was also one of the first to promote a genetics-based
view of Darwinism through his many journal publications and books; these
efforts represented an important stepping-off point for the eventual emergence
of the Neo-Darwinian synthesis. Lastly, Kellogg took part in a number
of civil service-related initiatives related on the one hand to relief
problems caused by World War I, and on the other to science administration:
he was, for example, one of the founding organizers of the National Research
Council and served as its secretary for over ten years until poor health
caused him to step down.
--born in Emporia, Kansas, on 1 December 1867.
--1889: A.B., University of Kansas
--1890-1894: teaches entomology at Kansas
--1891-1892: graduate work at Cornell University
--1892: M.S., University of Kansas
--1893,1897: graduate work at the University
--1894: made assistant professor of entomology,
--1896-1920: professor of entomology, Stanford
--1905: publishes his American
--1907: publishes his Evolution
and Animal Life, with D. S. Jordan
--1907: publishes his Darwinism
--1915: president, Entomological Society
--1915-1921: war and relief administration service
for several U. S. government agencies
--1917: publishes his The
Food Problem, with A. E. Taylor
--1918: made chevalier of the Legion of Honor
--1919: honorary LL.D., University of California
--1919-1931: secretary, National Research Council;
made secretary emeritus in 1932
--1922: honorary Sc.D., Oberlin College
--1922-1933: trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation
--1924: publishes his Evolution
--dies at Hartford, Connecticut, on 8 August
--Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences
(U.S.A.), Vol. 20 (1938): 243-257.
--American National Biography, Vol.
--Dictionary of Scientific Biography,
Vol. 7 (1973).
--Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 88(5) (2002): 1045-1048.
--Journal of the History
of Biology, Vol. 32(3) (1999): 465-488.
--Annals of the Entomological Society of
America, Vol. 33(4) (1940): 599-607.
--Transactions of the
Kansas Academy of Science, Vol. 41 (1938):
--American Entomologists (1971): 467-470.
--Vernon Kellogg, 1867-1937 (1939).
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