Birth of Henry Fairfield Osborn

by Anonymous on Aug. 08th, 2014

Henry Fairfield Osborn
Henry Fairfield OsbornCourtesy AMNH via Britannica.com
Today marks the 157th anniversay of the birth of paleontologist and museum curator Henry F. Osborn. Born on this date in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1857, and educated at Princeton University, Osborn was degreed in geology and archaeology and paleontology, and also studied embryology and comparative under Thomas Huxley. He was also mentored by famed 19th century paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope. Osborn taught at both Princeton and Columbia before being hired by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to head the museum's newly created Department of Vertebrate Paleontology and later serve as the institution's president. Osborn has the distinction of having named one of the world's most famous dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus rex. Read more about H. F. Osborn here.

ADD'L INFO
Osborn info on Strange Science
Osborn on About
Osborn on Wikipedia

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