Henry Weed Fowler

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Henry Weed Fowler
Born 23 March 1878
Died 21 June 1965
Newtown, Bucks County
Citizenship United States of America
Occupation zoologist, herpetologist

Henry Weed Fowler (March 23, 1878 – June 21, 1965) was an American zoologist born in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania.[1][2]

He studied at Stanford University under David Starr Jordan. He joined the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and worked as an assistant from 1903 to 1922, associate curator of vertebrates from 1922 to 1934, curator of fish and reptiles from 1934 to 1940 and curator of fish from 1940 to 1965.[2]

He published material on numerous topics including crustaceans, birds, reptiles and amphibians, but his most important work was on fish. In 1927 he co-founded the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and acted as treasurer until the end of 1927.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Conant, Roger (1966). "Henry Weed Fowler, 1878–1965". Copeia 1966 (3): 628–629. JSTOR 1441118. 
  2. ^ a b c Smith-Vaniz, William F.; Peck, Robert McCracken (1991). "Contributions of Henry Weed Fowler (1878-1965), with a Brief Early History of Ichthyology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 143: 173–191. JSTOR 4064998.