The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Parker, George Howard
PARKER, George Howard, American zoologist: b. Philadelphia, 23 Dec. 1864. He was graduated at Harvard in 1887, later pursuing special courses there and at the universities of Leipzig, Berlin and Freiburg. He became assistant instructor in zoology at Harvard in 1888 and occupied different positions there, becoming professor of zoology in 1906. He has made special investigations concerning the anatomy and physiology of sense organs and animal reactions and has contributed reports of them to the zoological periodicals. He was William Brewster Clark lecturer at Amherst College in 1914 and in that year was sent by the United States Government to investigate the Pribilof seal herd.