Horton H. Hobbs Jr.

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Horton Holcombe Hobbs, Jr.,  (29 March 1914 - 22 March 1994), an invertebrate zoologist, specialized in the
taxonomy, ecology, and geographic distribution of freshwater decapod crustaceans.  He received his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Florida in 1940 and taught there from 1937 to 1946. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1946 and served as Director of its Mountain Lake Biological Station from 1956 to 1960. Hobbs joined the staff of the United States National Museum in 1962 as Head Curator of the Department of Zoology. In 1964 he was appointed Senior Scientist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), a position he retained until his retirement in 1984. At that time, Hobbs was given the title of Emeritus Zoologist while continuing his research on the taxonomy, ecology, and geographic distribution of freshwater decapod crustaceans.

Dr. Horton H. Hobbs Jr., feeding crayfish, 1982.


Hobbs collecting after the 1967 meeting of the
Association of Southeastern Biologists, Columbia,
South Carolina.
  Photo from the Smithsonian Institution Oral History
Interview Archives with H. H. Hobbs Jr.  Interview given
by Pamela M. Henson in July 1976.


Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.  -- Clockwise, from upper left:  Enjoying a crayfish, 1969;  Gainesville days, undated;  in the field, undated;  on the "martini barge" with Ray Manning (right), undated;  in the field, 4 July 1980.

More Information about Horton H. Hobbs Jr.

Smithsonian Institution Archives

From the Washington Biologists' Field Club

Download Biographical Notes #1 - (".pdf ",  ~8Mb).
(Taken from Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 111(3): 473-503, 1998).

Download Biographical Notes #2 - (".pdf ",  ~3.2Mb).
(Taken from Journal of Crustacean Biology, 15(4): 797-799, 1995).

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