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"C" is for Corrington, Julian Dana (1887-1979)

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"C" is for Corrington, Julian Dana (1887-1979). Biologist, educator. A native of Arkansas, Corrington graduated from Cornell University. In 1921 he arrived in Columbia to join the biology faculty at the University of South Carolina. A man with broad zoological interests, Corrington began working on the then little-known herpetology (study of reptiles and amphibians) of the Columbia region—an area of considerable biological importance as a result of its location on the fall line between the Piedmont and the coastal plain. His studies of the amphibians and reptiles of the environs of Columbia emphasized the ecology of the forms encountered. One of these was “Herpetology of the Columbia, South Carolina, Region.” Julian Dana Corrington published a number of papers on the subject and built a small, but important, collection of amphibians and reptiles at USC.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.