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Charles Emerson Beecher

Charles Emerson Beecher Biography

Scientist


ABOUT
Paleontologist known for his study of specimens found at Beecher's Trilobite Bed, a sedimentary deposit in Oneida County, New York. He was also a prolific writer who wrote several major publications, music texts, and anti-slavery tracts
BEFORE FAME
He attended the University of Michigan, where he got his B.S. degree in 1878, and Yale University.

FAMILY LIFE
His parents were named Moses and Emily.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was influenced by Charles Darwin.
TRIVIA
He was president at the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1900 and the year before he gave his large personal collection, representing 20 years of work and over the 100,000 specimens that were all self collected, to the Peabody Museum.

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