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Baumgartner, Leonalocked

(18 Aug. 1902–15 Jan. 1991)
  • Hilary Aquino


Baumgartner, Leona (18 Aug. 1902–15 Jan. 1991), public health official, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of Olga Leisy and William J. Baumgartner. Her family was of Swiss Mennonite descent. She spent her childhood in Lawrence, Kansas, where her father was a professor of zoology at the University of Kansas. Growing up, Leona was immersed in science and accompanied her father on summer research trips. So it was not unexpected that after graduating from Lawrence High School in ...

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