George Alfred Baitsell

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George Alfred Baitsell
Officials of the AAS in 1947.jpg
Officers and senior officials of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1947. Left to right, standing: Sinnott, Baitsell, Payne, Lark-Horovitz, Miles, Stakman, sitting: Carlson, Mather, Moulton, Shapley.
Died(1971-09-24)September 24, 1971
EducationB.S. Central University of Iowa 1908, M.A. Yale University 1909[1]
Alma materYale University
Spouse(s)Dorothy Morton Horning (1885-1967)
ChildrenJohn Morton, a daughter of unknown name
Scientific career
InstitutionsYale University
ThesisExperiments on the reproduction of the Hypotrichous Infusoria[1] (1914)

George Alfred Baitsell (1885 – September 24, 1971)[2] was an American biologist. He was Professor of biology at Yale University. He was an official of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and published several science books.



George Alfred Baitsell was the first son of John Albert Baitsell (1847-1929) and Amanda Clammer (1859-1936); he had a sister, Bessie (died in 1887 three weeks after her birth), and two brothers, John Merrill (1889-1905), and Carl Merrill (born 1891).[3] He and his wife Dorothy Morton Horning (1885-1967) had a son, John Morton, and a daughter.[2]


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