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.
Born1885
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
FieldsBiology
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.

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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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