Leland Ossian Howard

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Leland Ossian Howard, Ph.D., M.D. (June 11, 1857 Rockford, Illinois
Rockford, Illinois
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 - May 1, 1950), was an American
United States
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He graduated from Cornell University
Cornell University
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 in 1877. He was later employed by the Department of Agriculture, and became chief of the Bureau of Entomology
Bureau of Entomology
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 in 1894. He was the editor of Insect Life, lecturer on entomology
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 at several colleges and universities, and a contributor to reference books on the subject of entomology. He was made permanent secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
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, honorary curator in the United States National Museum
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, and consulting entomologist of the Public Health Service.



  • "Leland Ossian Howard Centennial 1857-1957", Bishopp, Fred Corry, Bulletin of the ESA, Volume 3, Number 3, September 1957 , pp. 1–3(3)