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Douglass, Andrew Ellicott (05 July 1867–20 March 1962), astronomer and dendrochronologist, was born in Windsor, Vermont, the son of the Reverend Malcolm Douglass and Sarah Hale. Raised in Episcopalian rectories in Vermont and Massachusetts, Douglass early showed an interest in astronomy and performed well in high school science and mathematics classes. In the fall of 1885 he entered Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he served as an assistant at the campus observatory and graduated in 1889 with honors in astronomy, mathematics, and physics. Financially unable to continue his education because of his father’s death two years earlier, Douglass accepted an assistant’s position at Harvard College Observatory. He accompanied the Harvard expedition to establish a southern hemisphere observatory at Arequipa, Peru, in late 1890, remaining in South America for the next three years....