Charles Benedict Davenport

"... all men are created bound by their protoplasmic makeup and unequal in their powers and responsibilities..." (1911)

American experimental biologist. Converted to Mendelism and conducted early experiments in genetics. One of the most strident American scientists to support the eugenics movement in the 1910's and 1920's. Head of the privately funded Eugenics Record Offics from 1910. Chairman and charter member of the eugenicist Galton Society from 1918, along with Madison Grant, E. G. Conklin, and J. C. Merriam. Organized the 1921 International Congress of Eugenics along with Grant and Osborn. Founded the Cold Spring Harbor research station, which was funded by the Carnegie Institution of Washington.


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