Rhoades, Rendell, 1914-1976

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Biographical History

Rendell Rhoades (1914-1976) studied aquatic invertebrates, primarily crayfish. He was born on March 1, 1914. Rhoades earned a B.A. and B.S. in education from Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. He began his career as a fisheries technician for the Ohio Division of Wildlife, and in 1945 he joined the faculty of Wilmington College as a professor of Earth Sciences. He later served as Curator of Collections at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and as a professor in the Department of Zoology at The Ohio State University. In 1962 he joined Ashland College as a professor of biology, and remained until his retirement, eventually becoming chairman of the department.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 90657292
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine. Finding aid, Rendell Rhoades papers, 1949-1952. Retrieved on August 12, 2016 from https://oculus.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=nlmfindaid;cc=nlmfindaid;view=reslist;subview=standard;didno=rhoades356;focusrgn=bioghist;byte=23962900
  • Ohio Historical Society. Finding aid, MSS 874 Rendell Rhoades Papers. Ohio History Connection. Retrieved on August 12, 2016 from http://www.ohiomemory.org/cdm/ref/collection/aids/id/6641

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