Person NameCalman; William Thomas (1871-1952); Doctor; Zoologist
ForenamesWilliam Thomas
ActivityMuseum staff: appointed 1st class assistant in the Department of Zoology 1904; Deputy Keeper 1921; Keeper 1927; retired 1936. Worked on crustaceans

Educated at the High School and University College, Dundee. Attained B Sc 1895. Appointed assistant lecturer and demonstrator in zoology, which he held until 1903, taking his doctorate in 1900. Elected to the Royal Society 1921. Elected honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1937. Secretary to the Ray Society for 27 years. Editor of the Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Member of the International Committee on Zoological Nomenclature. Zoological secretary to the Linnean Society of London 1923-1928, was then promoted to president 1934-1937 and a Linnean Gold Medalist.
RelationshipsMarried Alice Donaldson 1906. Had one son and one daughter
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