Baitsell, George Alfred, 1885-1971

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George Alfred Baitsell, BS Central Coll (Iowa) 1908, LLD 1945; MA Yale Univ 1909, PhD 1914. Lab Asst Biology 1910-1912, Instr 1914-1918, Asst Prof 1918-1925, Assoc Prof 1925-1928, Prof 1928-1947, Colgate Prof 1947-1951, Emeritus 1951-; (Calhoun Coll 1947-).

[From Historical Register of Yale University, 1951-1968, p. 131.]

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George A. Baitsell, 1885-1971

George A. Baitsell, Colgate professor emeritus of biology, died on Sept. 24 in Winter Park, Fla., at the age of 85.

He was co-founder in 1947 of the Scientific Research Society of America. From 1938 to 1940 he was president of Sigma Xi, the national science honor society. He served as the society's executive secretary from 1940 to 1954 at its national headquarters at Yale. He was editor of the Sigma Xi Quarterly, later renamed American Scientist, from 1940-1954.

Mr. Baitsell founded the "Science in Progress" series for the Yale University Press while serving as its science advisor.

His teaching career at Yale, which ended in 1951, spanned 41 years. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale in 1909 and 1914 respectively.

[ Yale Alumni Magazine, Nov 1972, p. 42]

From the guide to the George Alfred Baitsell papers, 1917-1927, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Chemical Corps. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Dept. of Biology. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Chemical warfare
Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous
Medicine, Military
World War, 1914-1918


Birth 1885

Death 1971





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