Leland Ossian Howard

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Leland Ossian Howard in 1911.

Leland Ossian Howard, Ph.D., M.D. (June 11, 1857 in Rockford, Illinois – May 1, 1950), was an American entomologist.[1]


He graduated from Cornell University in 1877. He was later employed by the Department of Agriculture, and became chief of the Bureau of Entomology in 1894. He was the editor of Insect Life, lecturer on entomology at several colleges and universities, and a contributor to reference books on the subject of entomology. He was made permanent secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, honorary curator in the United States National Museum, and consulting entomologist of the Public Health Service.



  1. ^ Leland Ossian Howard. Encyclopaedia Britannica


  • Bishopp, Fred Corry (1957). "Leland Ossian Howard Centennial 1857–1957". Bulletin of the ESA 3 (3): 1–3. 
  • Graf, John E.; Graf, Dorothy W. (1959). "Leland Ossian Howard 1857-1950" (PDF). Biographical Memoirs (National Academy of Sciences). 
  • Mallis, Arnold (1971). American Entomologists. Rutgers University Press. pp. 79–86. ISBN 0-8135-0686-7. 
  • Russell, Louise M. (1978). "Leland Ossian Howard: A Historical Review". Annual Review of Entomology 23: 1–15. 

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