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Thu, 11.28.1918

Herman Cooke, Entomologist born

*Herman Cooke was born on this date in 1918.  He was a Black Entomologist, and Zoologist. 

Herman Glen Cooke was from Petersburg, Virginia   He received a Bachelor of Science from Virginia State College in 1936 and a Master of Science from University of Pennsylvania in 1939.  Cooke earned a PhD. in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin in 1962. His dissertation title was The Ecology, Life Histories and Systematics of the Tendipedid (Chironomid) Midges of the Vicinity of Madison, Wisconsin. 

After school, Cooke was a Taxonomist Entomologist for the Agricultural Research Center from 1944 to 1945. He was appointed an Assistant Professor of Biology at the Hampton Institute, from 1946-1953. In 1961, Cooke was appointed Professor of Biology of Elizabeth City State University.  His memberships included, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Entomological Society, and the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology.  Dr. Herman G. Cooke died in 1977.  

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Blacks in Science and Education. Vivian O. Sammons. (Washington, D.C.: Hemisphere Publishers),1989. p.60.

Reference: American Men and Women and Science. 14th edition (New York: McGraw-Hill), p.948.

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