Vernon L. Kellogg (1867-1937)

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Kellogg was trained as an entomologist and natural historian at the University of Kansas, Cornell University, and the University of Leipzig. He took a job as professor of entomology at the newly formed Stanford University in 1894 and published widely on evolution and entomology. His most popular book, Darwinism To-Day, was a synopsis of all major evolutionary theories and a general defense of Darwinism against both its most adamant critics and its overly enthusiastic supporters. Kellogg left Stanford in 1914 to work with Herbert Hoover providing humanitarian relief to civilians in the German occupied areas of Belgium and Northern France. After the war, he took the job as first Permanent Secretary of the National Research Council, a position he held until poor health forced his retirement in 1931.


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