Clarence Ellis Harbison

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Clarence Ellis Harbison (March 3, 1885 - October 1, 1960) was an animal psychologist.[1]


He was born in 1885 in Schenectady, New York. Previously divorced and widowed, he married Mary Louise Jorjorian in 1951 and had a son, Michael Harbison, in 1953.[2] He died on October 1, 1960 in Preston, Connecticut.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Died". Time. October 17, 1960. Clarence Ellis Harbison, 75, who went to the dogs early in life, wound up as their best U.S. friend; of a pulmonary embolism; in Norwich, Conn. As a gag in 1949, Harbison, long a kennel owner and writer on dogs, set himself up as a canine psychologist at a Buffalo dog show. Before the show ended, dog owners, seriously perplexed by their pets' behavior, were queueing for consultations. The queue continued for the rest of Harbison's days. 
  2. ^ "Michael Harbison Will Wed Miss Dill". New York Times. November 19, 1978. Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Dill of Short Hills, N.J., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Denise Dill, to Michael Ellis Harbison, ... [He is the] son of Mary Louise Ulrich of Darien, Conn.; and the late Clarence Ellis Harbison. ... 
  3. ^ Connecticut Death Index; 1 Oct 1960; Preston, New London, Connecticut
  4. ^ "Clarence Harbison, 75, Dead; Expert in Canine Psychology". New York Times. October 3, 1960. Clarence Ellis Harbison, a pioneer in the field of dog psychology, died yesterday at the Norwich Hospital after a long illness. ...