Rehder, Harald Alfred, 1907-

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Biographical History

Harald Alfred Rehder was an invertebrate zoologist who primarily studied mollusks. Rehder was born in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Bowdoin College, and earned his Masters in Zoology from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from George Washington University. He spent much of his career at the Smithsonian Institution, joining the staff in 1932, eventually becoming a senior zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History, before retiring in 1976. He was married to Lois Corea Rehder. Harald Rehder passed away in Washington D.C. on November 10, 1996.


"Harald A. Rehder, 89, Expert on Mollusks." New York Times: November 24, 1996. Retrieved on December 20, 2016 from

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