Clarence Paul Oliver

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Clarence Paul Oliver
Born (1898-11-08)November 8, 1898
Dexter, Missouri
Died July 10, 1991(1991-07-10) (aged 92)
Fields Genetics
Institutions University of Minnesota
University of Texas at Austin
Doctoral advisor Hermann Joseph Muller

Clarence Paul Oliver (November 8, 1898 – July 10, 1991), known to his friends as "Pete", was an American geneticist. Born in Dexter, Missouri, he attended college at University of Texas receiving a BA in 1925. He continued his studies at University of Texas completing a PhD in the laboratory of Hermann Joseph Muller in 1931. From 1932 to 1946 he was a member of the faculty of University of Minnesota where future nobelist Edward B. Lewis worked in his lab as an undergraduate. From 1946 to his retirement in 1971, he was a faculty member at University of Texas, where he studied human genetics and pseudoallelism.

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