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Charles Benedict Davenport

Davenport, Charles Benedict (dăvˈənpôrtˌ) [key], 1866–1944, American zoologist, b. Stamford, Conn., Ph.D. Harvard, 1892. As director (1904–34) of the experimental station of Carnegie Institution at Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., he conducted research in eugenics and heredity. He is noted for his work on the genetic factors in human skin pigmentation and for anthropometric studies of American troops during World War I.

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