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Birge, Edward Asahel (07 September 1851–09 June 1950), limnologist and president of the University of Wisconsin, was born in Troy, New York, the son of Edward White Birge, a carpenter, farmer, and bookkeeper, and Ann Stevens. The family was Presbyterian and deeply religious. After completing high school, Birge was sent to Williams College from 1869 to 1873, with the expectation that he might become a physician. There he excelled in natural history (earning a B.A. in 1873 and an M.A. in 1876), and one of his professors advised him to study under ...

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Fewkes, Jesse Walter (14 November 1850–31 May 1930), marine biologist and anthropologist, was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of Jesse Fewkes, a craftsman, and Susan Emeline Jewett. Fewkes studied natural history under Louis Agassiz at Harvard University (B.A., 1875; M.A. and Ph.D., 1877). In 1881, following study with Rudolph Leuckart at Leipzig and work on the Italian coast around Naples and the southern coast of France, he became an assistant at the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology in charge of lower invertebrates. From that time until 1883 he regularly accompanied zoologist ...