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Harlow, Richard Cresson (19 October 1889–19 February 1962), football coach and naturalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Louis Francis Harlow and Eugenia Pritchett. As a child he developed a lifelong fascination with birds and hoped to pursue a career in nature studies. After graduating from Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia in 1908, he enrolled at Pennsylvania State College intending to devote himself to scientific studies. When Harlow single-handedly thrashed several sophomores who had broken some birds’ eggs he had collected, his classmates convinced the strapping freshman to try out for the football team. Harlow subsequently earned honors as a tackle and played baseball and track; he also won the campus light heavyweight boxing championship. He earned his B.S. in 1912 and his M.S. in zoology in 1913. After graduation he remained at Penn State as assistant football coach, boxing coach, and zoology instructor. Harlow married Lila Naivette “Nippy” Gilpin in 1914, and they had one child....

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Jacoby, Oswald (08 December 1902–27 June 1984), bridge champion and actuary, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Oswald Nathaniel Jacoby, a prosperous attorney, and Edith Sondheim. From them, at the age of ten, he learned the card game that was to make him famous....

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Little, Clarence Cook (06 October 1888–22 December 1971), scientist and educator, was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of James Lovell Little, a Boston merchant, and Mary Robbins Revere. Little enrolled at Harvard University in 1906 to study zoology. He obtained a B.A. in 1910 with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and took a masters degree (M.S., 1912) and a doctorate (Sc.D., 1914) in the same subject under ...