Chittenden, F. H. (Frank Hurlbut), 1858-1929

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Biographical History

Frank Hurlbut Chittenden (1858-1929) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 3, 1858. He attended Cornell University, where he studied entomology. Chittenden worked at the Brooklyn Museum and helped found the Brooklyn Entomological Society. He was also an editor of Entomologica Americana. He was presented with an honorary degree of doctor of sciences from Western University of Pennsylvania in 1904. Chittenden joined the staff of the Bureau of Entomology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 1891, where he served until his death. He was a coleopterist and economic entomologist. He died in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 1929.


  • Vogel, Gerd-Helge. Finding Aid for Manuscript Collection of Frank Hurlbut Chittenden (1858-1929). The Natural History Museum (London). Museum Number: uls-a340859. Retrieved from
  • Capinera, J. L. (Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of entomology. Gainesville, FL: Springer Netherlands. Retrieved from

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United States. Bureau of Entomology: He worked for the Bureau of Entomology, Department of Agriculture.

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