Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947

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A.B., University of Toronto, 1891. Instructor in zoology, University of Michigan, 1894-1899. Professor of Biology, John P. Girard Chair of Natural History, Vassar College, 1899-1900. Head of the Department of Embryology, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 1893-1907; assistant director, 1900-1908; director, 1908-1926; president, 1925-1942. Assistant professor of zoology and embryology, University of Chicago, 1900-1902; associate professor, 1902-1907; professor, 1907-1947; chairman of the Department of Zoology, 1911-1931; dean of the Biological Sciences Division, 1931-1935.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1931 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52247335

The career of Frank Rattray Lillie (1870-1947) as teacher, researcher, and "statesman of science," began under the tutelage of Charles O. Whitman. After Lillie received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1894, he entered upon a lifetime of fruitful zoological research. His primary interests were in experimental embryology, fertilization, sex hormones, and sex differentiation. In addition to research, much of Lillie's time was consumed by administration. First among his many accomplishments was the development of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. During his chairmanship of the Zoology Department at the University of Chicago, 1910 to 1931, Lillie not only maintained an active research program but also revitalized the teaching program on both the graduate and the undergraduate levels. He held presidencies in the National Research Council and the National Academy of Science. In 1931, Lillie became Dean of the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago.

From the guide to the Lillie, Frank R. Papers, 1899-1941, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

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referencedIn Hektoen, Ludvig. Papers, 1913-1947 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Lillie, Frances Crane, 1869-1958. Crane family and Lillie family papers, 1833-1978 (bulk 1890s-1960s). Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Jennings, H. S. (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947. Papers, ca. 1893-1947. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Whitman, Charles Otis, 1842-1910. Papers, [ca. 1911]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Merriam, John C. (John Campbell), 1869-1945. Papers of John C. Merriam, 1899-1938. Library of Congress
referencedIn Ellen Gates Starr Papers MS 151., 1659 - 1975, 1850-1970 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Hektoen, Ludvig, 1863-1951. Papers, 1913-1947. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Lillie, Frank Rattray, 1870-1947. Papers, 1910-1931 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn H. S. (Herbert Spencer) Jennings papers, ca. 1893-1947, Circa 1893-1947 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Abraham Aaron Roback papers, 1909-1965. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Journal of Experimental Zoology records 1891-1964 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. Robert Mearns Yerkes papers, 1822-1985 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Journal of Experimental Zoology records, 1891-1964 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944. Papers, 1874-1944. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Jacob Ellsworth Reighard Papers, 1887-1942, 1890-1920 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Lillie, Frank R. Papers, 1899-1941 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Starr, Ellen Gates. Papers 1659-1975 bulk 1850-1970. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn John C. Merriam Papers, 1899-1938 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Whitman, Charles Otis. Collection, ca. 1911 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
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associatedWith Burton, Ernest DeWitt, 1856-1925. person
associatedWith Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. person
associatedWith Hektoen, Ludvig, 1863-1951. person
associatedWith Jennings, H. S. (Herbert Spencer), 1868-1947. person
associatedWith Judson, Harry Pratt, 1849-1927. person
associatedWith Lillie, Frances Crane, 1869-1958. person
associatedWith Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Merriam, John C. (John Campbell), 1869-1945. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Reighard, Jacob Ellsworth, 1861-1942 person
correspondedWith Roback, A. A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-1965 person
associatedWith Salisbury, Rollin D., 1858-1922. person
correspondedWith Starr, Ellen Gates person
correspondedWith Starr, Ellen Gates. person
associatedWith University of Chicago. Department of Zoology corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Dept. of Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitman, Charles Otis, 1842-1910. person
associatedWith Woodward, Fred E. (Fred Eugene), 1850-1930. person
associatedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956. person
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Death 1947-11-05

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