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Schuchert, Charleslocked

(03 July 1858–20 November 1942)
  • Naomi Oreskes

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Schuchert, Charles (03 July 1858–20 November 1942), paleontologist, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Philip Schuchert, a cabinetmaker, and Agatha Muller. His parents were impoverished German immigrants and Charles, the eldest of six children, was forced to leave school at the age of thirteen to help his father establish a tiny furniture business. In 1877, after fire struck the factory and his father suffered a breakdown, Schuchert rebuilt the business and became the family provider....

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