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Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter (05 May 1809–27 April 1889), scientist and university president, was born in Sheffield, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Foster Barnard, an attorney, and Augusta Porter. He attended school at the Saratoga Academy across the state border in New York and then at the Stockbridge Academy, where he was a classmate and friendly rival of ...

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Houghton, Henry Spencer (27 March 1880–21 March 1975), medical administrator, was born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Albert Charles Houghton, a lawyer, and Amy Twitchell. Reared in Ohio and Minnesota, Houghton entered Ohio State University in 1896. With a brief period out for military service at the time of the Spanish-American War, he graduated with a Ph.B. in 1901....

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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 ...