Matthew Huxley

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Matthew Huxley (19 April 1920 – 10 February 2005) was a prominent epidemiologist and anthropologist, as well as an educator and author. His work ranged from promoting universal health care to establishing standards of care for nursing home patients and the mentally ill to investigating the question of what is a socially sanctionable drug.

Background[edit]

Huxley was born in London as the son of British author Aldous Huxley and his Belgian wife Maria Nijs. Huxley was educated at Dartington Hall School.

Resettling in the United States with his father in 1937, Huxley attended the Fountain Valley School of Colorado and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He received a master's degree in public health from Harvard University. He worked for the Milbank Memorial Fund, a New York-based foundation, and from 1963 to 1983, with a brief intermission, worked at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington. In 1968, he briefly served as director of seminars at the Smithsonian Institution.

In April 1950 Huxley married Ellen Hovde, a documentary filmmaker. The couple had two children, Trevenen Huxley (b. 20 October 1951) and Tessa Huxley (b. October 1953), and divorced in 1961. On 22 March 1963 he wed Judith Wallet Bordage (d. 1983), freelance writer and food columnist at the Washington Post. He then married Franziska Reed Huxley, who survived him.

Matthew Huxley died of cardiac shock in Reading, Pennsylvania, in February 2005 at the age of 84.

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Huxley-Arnold Family Tree (partial)
Thomas Arnold
1795–1842
Mary Penrose
1791–1873
George Huxley
Matthew Arnold
1822–1888
Tom Arnold
1823–1900
Thomas Henry Huxley
1825–1895
Ann Heathorn
1825–1915
Mary Augusta Ward
1851–1920
Julia Arnold
1862–1908
Leonard Huxley
1860–1933
Rosalind Bruce
1890–1994
Jessie Huxley
1856–1927
Trevenen Huxley
1891–1914
Julian Huxley
1887–1975
Maria Nys
1899–1955
Aldous Huxley
1894–1963
Laura Archera
1911–2007
David Bruce Huxley
1915–1992
Andrew Huxley
1917–2012
Richenda Pease
1925–2003
Matthew Huxley
1920–2005