Thomas Morgan Biography


Thomas Morgan

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Birth Name: Thomas Morgan
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age:   151 Years
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Thomas Hunt Morgan was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology for discovering the role of the chromosome in heredity. He was born to Charlton Hunt Morgan and Ellen Key Howard Morgan and grew up along with his siblings in Lexington, Kentucky. Thomas attended the University of Kentucky and graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science degree, and received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in zoology and embryology. Regarding his ethnicity, he is white and holds an American nationality.

Thomas Hunt is remembered for his prestigious work on chromosome theory of inheritance. His research with ''Drosophila melanogaster'' provided major evidence for the inheritance theory and made it agreeable to most biologists of the day. 

Thomas Hunt Morgan earned wide recognition and fame for his discoveries. For his role in genetics, he was awarded various prestigious award and honors including Darwin Medal, & Nobel Prize. Further, he was awarded an honorary LL.D by Johns Hopkins, and Ph.D. by the University of Kentucky.  

Moving towards his personal life, Thomas Hunt Morgan was married to Lillian Vaughan Sampson in 1904. They met each other when Lillian was a student at Bryn Mawr, and he was an associate professor at the same institute. The couple gave birth to a son and three daughters. 

As an evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author, Thomas had earned wide recognition. He elucidated the role of the chromosome in heredity which is regarded as one of the biggest achievement. His net worth before his death was concluded to be around $4 million.  

Thomas Hunt Morgan suffered from a chronic duodenal ulcer throughout his life. He had experienced numerous heart attack when he was 79 years old. Thomas Hunt Morgan died from a ruptured artery on 4th December 1945.   

 

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Born in Lexington, Kentucky

1866 25th of September

Thomas Hunt Morgan was born on 25th September 1866, in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born to Charlton Hunt Morgan and Ellen Key Howard Morgan and grew up along with his siblings in Lexington.

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Graduate as valedictorian

1866

Thomas graduated as valedictorian with a B.S. degree in zoology. He spent much of his summertime at the Marine Biology School in Annisquam before he shifted to John Hopkins University.

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Married to Lillian Vaughan Sampson

1904

Thomas Hunt Morgan married Lillian Vaughan Sampson in 1904. They met each other when Lillian was a student at Bryn Mawr and he was an associate professor at the same institute. The couple from their marriage gave birth to one son and three daughters. 

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Died of Ruptured Artery

1945 4th of December

Thomas Hunt Morgan suffered from a chronic duodenal ulcer throughout his life. He had experienced numerous heart attack when he was 79 years old. Renowned American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist and science author, Thomas Hunt Morgan died from a ruptured artery on 4th December 1945.   

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Current Net worth

2017

As an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist and science author, Thomas had earned wide recognition. According to different sources, his net worth at the time of his death was around $4 million. 

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