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Charles Henry Turner
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Charles Henry Turner aged about 35
Born February 3, 1867
Died February 14, 1923 (1923-02-15) (aged 56)
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Cincinnati
Scientific career
Fields Zoology

Charles Henry Turner (February 3, 1867 – February 14, 1923) was an American research biologist, educator, zoologist, and comparative psychologist born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Turner was the first African American to receive a graduate degree at the  University of Cincinnati and the most likely the first African American to earn a PhD from the University of Chicago. He is known for his studies in comparative psychology and on insect behavior, particularly bees and ants. He spent most of his career as a high school teacher in Sumner High School in St. Louis.

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