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date: 31 October 2020

Twitty, Victor Chandlerlocked

(05 November 1901–22 March 1967)
  • John E. Lesch


Twitty, Victor Chandler (05 November 1901–22 March 1967), embryologist and zoologist, was born near Shoals, Indiana, the son of John McMahon Twitty and Emma Chandler. Twitty grew up in southern Indiana but moved to Indianapolis with his family shortly after graduation from high school. After working for a year at a variety of jobs, he entered local Butler College in 1921 as a premedical student. Thoughts of a future in medicine were soon eclipsed by the more immediate lure of science, to which Twitty was introduced by several professors in the first semester of his freshman year. The move into science began with botany and led to a major in chemistry. Twitty could not recall later why he eventually settled on zoology. He graduated from Butler in 1925....

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