Romer, Alfred Sherwood, 1894-1973

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George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian.

From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society)

Alfred Sherwood Romer (1894-1973) was an eminent vertebrate paleontologist. He graduated from Amherst College in 1917 and then served during World War I in the American Field Service and, subsequently, in the United States Army. It is believed that when he was with A.F.S. he drove ambulances or ammunition trucks in the Chemin des Dames sector; with the U.S. Army, he appears to have been attached to the "Air Service (non-flying)." Romer returned to the U.S. in 1919 and was discharged with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. For most of his career, he taught at Harvard University, becoming the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in 1947 and directing Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1946 to 1961. In 1956 he won the National Academy of Sciences' Thompson Medal and in 1966 became president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was awarded five honorary degrees, including one from Amherst, and prizes from many other domestic and international scientific societies. As an alumnus, Romer was very active in the life of Amherst College, both as president of the Class of 1917 and as chair of the corporation of Phi Alpha Psi fraternity. Alfred Romer and his wife, Ruth, had three children: a daughter, Sally Evans, and two sons, Robert (AC 1952) and James (AC 1960). Robert Romer is a professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Amherst College. ASR maintained a residence in Pelham, Mass. and throughout his adult life was increasingly active in that community.

From the guide to the Alfred Sherwood Romer (AC 1917) Papers, 1913-1977, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Alfred Sherwood Romer (1894-1973) was Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

From the description of Papers of Alfred Sherwood Romer, ca. 1911-1989 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76976552

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referencedIn Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Records of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1860-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Schaeffer, Bobb, 1913-2004. Papers, 1940-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Expedition to the Permian Region of Texas (1943). Texas field photographs, 1943. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984. Papers, 1918-1984. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Alfred Sherwood Romer (AC 1917) Papers, 1913-1977 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Roe, Anne, 1904-1991. Papers, 1949-1971 (bulk). American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Romer, Alfred Sherwood, 1894-1973. Papers of Alfred Sherwood Romer, ca. 1911-1989 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn George Gaylord Simpson Papers, 1918-1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981. Papers, 1903-1982. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Vertebrate Paleontology. Fossil fish records, 1873-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Vertebrate Paleontology. General correspondence files, [ca. 1887]-1966. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Ermine Cowles Case papers, 1805-1956, 1920s-1940s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Anne Roe papers, 1949-1974 (bulk), 1949-1974 American Philosophical Society
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associatedWith Allen, Willard M., 1904-1993 person
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associatedWith American Association for the History of Medicine. corporateBody
associatedWith American Association of Anatomists. corporateBody
associatedWith American Field Service. corporateBody
associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Vertebrate Paleontology. corporateBody
associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Vertebrate Paleontology. corporateBody
associatedWith American Museum of Natural History. Expedition to the Permian Region of Texas (1943) corporateBody
associatedWith American Philosophical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Alumni Committee on Postwar Amherst College. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1917. corporateBody
associatedWith Bartlemez, George W., b. 1885 person
associatedWith Beebe, William, 1877-1962 person
associatedWith Belt, Elmer, 1893-1980 person
associatedWith Berle, Adolf Augustus, 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Carnegie Institution of Washington. corporateBody
associatedWith Case, E. C. (Ermine Cowles), b. 1871 person
associatedWith Castle, William E., (William Ernest), 1867-1962 person
associatedWith Clark, Wilfrid E. Le Gros, (Wilfrid Edward Le Gros), 1895-1971 person
associatedWith Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981. person
associatedWith Cowdry, E. V., (Edmund Vincent), 1888-1975 person
associatedWith Cushing, Harvey, 1869-1939 person
associatedWith Ebert, James David, 1921-2001 person
associatedWith Evans, Herbert Martin person
associatedWith Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 person
associatedWith Garrison, Fielding H., (Fielding Hudson), 1870-1935 person
associatedWith Gibbs, Thomas W. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith Institute for Sex Research. corporateBody
associatedWith International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith International Congress of Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857 person
associatedWith Kinsey, Alfred C., (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956 person
associatedWith Klebs, Arnold C., (Arnold Carl), 1870-1943 person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A., (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974 person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L., (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975 person
associatedWith Muller, H. J., (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967 person
associatedWith National Association for Retarded Children. corporateBody
associatedWith National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for Research in Problems of Sex. corporateBody
associatedWith Phi Alpha Psi. corporateBody
associatedWith Phi Kappa Psi. corporateBody
associatedWith Planned Parenthood Federation of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Raacke, Ilse Dorothea, 1925- person
associatedWith Rockefeller Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Roe, Anne, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Sabin, Florence Rena, 1871-1953 person
associatedWith Schaeffer, Bobb, 1913-2004. person
associatedWith Sex Information and Education Council of the U.S.. corporateBody
associatedWith Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984. person
associatedWith Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960 person
associatedWith Stockard, Charles R., (Charles Rupert), 1879-1939 person
associatedWith Streeter, George Linius, 1873-1948 person
associatedWith Sudhoff, Karl, 1853-1938 person
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associatedWith University of Rochester. corporateBody
associatedWith Weed, Lewis H., (Lewis Hill), 1886-1952 person
associatedWith Whipple, George Hoyt, 1878- person
associatedWith Yerkes Laboratories of Primate Biology, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Yerkes, Robert Mearns, 1876-1956 person
associatedWith Zuckerman, Solly Zuckerman, Baron, 1904-1993 person
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Medicine--Research--United States
African American college students--Massachusetts--Amherst
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care--France
Medicine--History
Human reproduction--Endocrine aspects
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Birth 1894-12-28

Death 1973-11-05

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