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Ralph Linton

Born: 27-Feb-1893
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 25-Dec-1953
Location of death: New Haven, CT
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Quaker
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Anthropologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Study of Man

Military service: US Army (1917-19, WWI, corporal, service in France)

Father: Isaiah Waterman Linton
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Gillingham
Wife: Josephine Foster (div.)
Wife: Adelin Sumner Briggs (m. 1935)

    University: BA, Swarthmore College (1915)
    University: MA Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania (1916)
    University: PhD, Harvard University (1925)
    Professor: Anthropology, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1928-37)
    Professor: Anthropology, Columbia University (1937-46)
    Professor: Anthropology, Yale University (1946-53)

    Field Museum of Natural History Curator, American Indian and Oceanic Collections (1922-28)
    National Academy of Sciences
    American Anthropological Association President (1946)
    National Research Council
    Social Science Research Council
    American Council of Learned Societies
    American Association for the Advancement of Science Vice President (1937)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
The Tanala, a Hill Tribe of Madagascar (1933)
The Study of Man (1936)
The Science of Man in the World Crisis (1945)
The Cultural Background of Personality (1945)
Most of the World (1949)
The Tree of Culture (1955)


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