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Edgar Johnson Allen
George Parker Bidder
Edward Thomas Browne
Leslie Hugh Norman Cooper
Lionel Ruttledge Crawshay
Ebenezer Ford
Sir Sidney Frederic Harmer 
Stanley Wells Kemp
Sir Edwin Ray Lankester
Marie Victoire Lebour
Sir Frederick Stratten Russell 
Sir James Eric Smith 
Dr Douglas Patrick Wilson
John Zachary Young 

 

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E.J.Allen

Edgar Johnson Allen F.R.S.
1866 -1942

MBA Director 1895-1936, then Governor. Elected to the Royal Society 1914.
Obituary:
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 25(4), pp671-684, 1943 by G.P. Bidder

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G.P. Bidder

George Parker Bidder
1863 -1953

MBA Council member from 1899; MBA President 1939-1945, then Governor and Vice President. Grandson of his namesake, the "Calculating Boy".
Obituary: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 34(1), pp1-13, 1955 by F.S. Russell

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E.T. Browne Edward Thomas Browne
1866 -1937

MBA visiting worker and benefactor. MBA Council member 1913-1918; Governor 1920-1937.
Obituary: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 22(2), pp405-410, 1938 by E.J. Allen

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L.H.N. Cooper

Leslie Hugh Norman Cooper F.R.S.
1905 - 1985

MBA Chemist 1930-1972; Deputy Director 1969-1972. Elected to the Royal Society 1964.
Obituary: Annual Report of the Marine Biological Association 1985/1986

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L.R. Crawshay Lionel Ruttledge Crawshay
1868-1943

MBA Naturalist 1905-1920; Assistant Director 1908-1910. Returned to the MBA after war service, then in charge of sponge fisheries investigations in the British West Indies, 1920-1934. Based at the MBA 1935-1939.
Obituary:
Nature 151, p665, 1943

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E. Ford

Ebenezer Ford
1890-1974

Fishery Naturalist; Assistant Director 1935-1949; Council 1950-1953.
Obituary: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 55(2), pp255-260, 1975 by F.S. Russell

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S.F. Harmer

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Sir Sidney Frederic Harmer F.R.S. 
1862 -1950

Various appointments at Cambridge University until 1908, then Keeper of Zoology, and from 1919 Director of the British Museum (Natural History). MBA Council member 1895-1912; 1918-1923; Vice President and Governor 1934-1950. Elected to the Royal Society 1898.
Obituary: Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1950-1951 vol 7 pp359-371 by W T Calman

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S.W.Kemp

Stanley Wells Kemp F.R.S.
1882-1945 

Director of Discovery Investigations 1924-1936; MBA Director 1936-1945. Elected to the Royal Society 1931.
Obituary: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 26, pp219-234, 1946 by A.C. Hardy

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E.R. Lankester

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Sir Edwin Ray Lankester F.R.S.
1847-1929

Honorary Secretary 1884-1890; President 1890-1929; Visited regularly during the first few years. Elected to the Royal Society 1875.
Obituary: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 16(2), pp365-371, 1930 by G.C. Bourne

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Arrow The MBA website has details of the Ray Lankester Investigatorship named after Edwin Ray Lankester and set up by G.P. Bidder.


M.V. Lebour

Marie Victoire Lebour
1876 -1971

MBA Zoologist 1915-1946. 
Obituary:
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 52(3), pp777-788, 1972 by F.S. Russell

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Arrow The full text of her book The Dinoflagellates of the Northern Seas is available on our webpages
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F.S. Russell

Sir Frederick Stratten Russell F.R.S.
1897-1984

MBA Zoologist 1924-1945; Director (1945-1965) and Secretary of the MBA; MBA Council Member; Vice President 1967-1984. Elected to the Royal Society 1938.
Obituary: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1986 vol 32 pp461-493 by E. J. Denton and A. J. Southward, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85(3), p.433, 2005 by Q. Bone

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Arrow The full text of his books The Medusae of the British Isles Vol. I and The Medusae of the British Isles Vol. II is available on our webpages
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J.E. Smith

Sir James Eric Smith F.R.S.
1909 -1990

Director and Secretary 1965-1974. Elected to the Royal Society 1958. 
Obituary: Annual Report of the Marine Biological Association 1990

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D.P. Wilson
Above: D.P. Wilson and first electronic flash equipment 1951

Dr Douglas Patrick Wilson
1902-1991

MBA Zoologist 1928-1969; Aquarium Curator; Deputy Director 1958-1969; Pioneer natural history photographer.
Obituary:
Annual Report of the Marine Biological Association 1991

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Arrow Click here to read "Marine Life in Focus", an article on D.P. Wilson
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J.Z. Young

John Zachary Young F.R.S.
1907-1997

Zoologist. MBA Council member almost continuously 1933-1976; Governor (Oxford University) 1945-1946; MBA President 1976-1986; Vice President 1986-1997. Elected to the Royal Society 1945.
Obituary:
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 77(4), pp1261-1262, 1997 by J. Messenger

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