George Gaylord Simpson

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Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 6, 1984 (82)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Oct 6, 1984 (82)

About

Paleontologist who influenced Modern Synthesis, which played a major role in creating a recognized account of evolution. He was also the Curator of the Department of Geology and Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History from 1945 to 1959.

Before Fame

He began his career publishing academic papers about fossils and their taxonomy.

Trivia

He worked at many academic institutions, including at Harvard as a curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago.

Associated With

He was recipient of the Darwin-Wallace Medal, which was named after scientist Charles Darwin.