Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
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|Birth:||1st June, 1866|
|Death:||18th February, 1944|
|Profession:||Biologist, Professor, Writer|
Charles Benedict Davenport was born in Stamford, Connecticut. He was an American biologist and writer. He was one of the leaders of the American eugenics movement. He attended Harvard University, earning a Ph.D in biology in 1892 and married Gertrude Crotty, a zoology graduate, in 1894. Later on, Davenport became a professor of zoology at Harvard. He became one of the most prominent American biologists of his time, pioneering new quantitative standards of taxonomy. His 1911 book, Heredity in Relation to Eugenics, was used as a college textbook for many years. In 1907 and 1910 Charles and his wife wrote four essays that pertained to human hereditary genes.
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