Thomas Hunt Morgan, 1866-1945

@article{Fisher1947ThomasHM,
  title={Thomas Hunt Morgan, 1866-1945},
  author={Ronald Aylmer Sir Fisher},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1947},
  volume={5},
  pages={451 - 466}
}
  • R. Fisher
  • Published 1 February 1947
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
Thomas Hunt Morgan, born 25 September 1866 at Lexington, Kentucky, was the elder son of Charlton Hunt Morgan of that State. His mother, Ellen Key Howard, was from Baltimore. There were two younger children in the family, of whom his sister Ellen survives him. From the University of Kentucky, Morgan graduated B.S. 1886 and proceeded to postgraduate work in the same University, later removing to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, where he took his Ph.D. in 1890. From that date his academic… 
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