WILLIAM L. STRAUS JR. CHAIR IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Established in 1984 by the University in memory of William L. Straus Jr.

Image Credit: Ferdinand Hamburger Jr. Archives, Johns Hopkins University, Milton S. Eisenhower Library WILLIAM L. STRAUS JR., A&S 1920, 1923 (PhD), was a zoologist who began his career on the Hopkins faculty in 1927 teaching anatomy at the School of Medicine and anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences. An expert on primates and an authority on the evolution of the foot, he was one of the first scientists to support the theory that humans and apes are descendants of separate but related animals, a thesis explored in his textbook Up From the Apes. Dr. Straus died in 1981 at the age of 81.

 

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