J. P. Harding

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John Philip Harding
Born 12 November 1911
Died 14 July 1998 (1998-07-15) (aged 86)
Nationality Britain
Occupation Zoology Professor
Known for Keeper of Zoology--Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum at Tring

John Philip Harding (12 November 1911 – 14 July 1998) was a British zoologist, Keeper of Zoology at the Natural History Museum from 1954 to 1971 and professor at Westfield College, London from 1971 until retirement in 1977. In 1937 he married Sidnie Manton; they had a daughter Elizabeth (born 1939) and adopted a son.


  • ‘HARDING, John Philip’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 6 Aug 2011