Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Fall, Henry Clinton

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3748

Henry Fall was born in New Hampshire on December 25, 1862. In 1884 he received a B.S. degree from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. For the next 5 years he taught physics and mathematics in Chicago schools, and for the 28 after that, physics and chemistry at schools in California. In 1917, he retired to New England. He had numerous hobbies, among which was collecting beetles. He accumulated about 250,000 specimens, described 1,484 species, and wrote 144 publications. He received an honorary Ph.D. degree from Dartmouth College in 1929 and died in Massachusetts in 1939. His insect collection and papers were left to the Museum of Comparative Zoology of Harvard University.


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