General Interest Article
Jean L. Laffoon, Professor of Zoology and Entomology at Iowa State University, died January 19, 1973, in Ames, Iowa, after a brief illness.
Dr. Laffoon was born in Sioux City Iowa on August 19 1922. He graduated from Central High School, Sioux Citv, in 1939 and was awarded a B.S. degree in biology from Morningside College in 1942. In the fall of that year he entered the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, but withdrew to volunteer for service in the United States Navy. Upon his discharge, three years later, he enrolled in the Graduate College at Iowa State University, where he earned an M.S. degree in 1948 and a Ph.D. degree in 1953, both in entomology.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1974 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Robinson, William H.; Tauber, Oscar E.; and Lewis, Robert E.
"In Memoriam: Jean Luther Laffoon, 1922-1973,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 81(2),.
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