Andrews, Roy Chapman

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Roy Chapman Andrews
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Andrews, Roy Chapman Gender: M
born on 26 January 1884 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Beloit WI, USA, 42n31, 89w02
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 05°50' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°22 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°04'


American scientist, a naturalist and explorer, author and world authority on whales. He graduated from Beloit college in 1906 and entered the American Museum of Natural History, of which he was Director 1935-41. He studied whales from 1906-1914, making his first exploration trip to Alaska in 1908. Andrews was known for his many expeditions and field trips to Asia with discoveries of new geological formations and rich fossil fields. He led an expedition in which he was the first to discover dinosaur eggs and evidence of their existence west of the Himalayas. His books include "Camps and Trails in China," 1918, "Across Mongolian Plains," 1921 and "Ends of the Earth," 1929.

Chapman had two marriages; two kids.

He died 3/11/1960, Carmel, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

LMR quotes his autobiography "Under a Lucky Star, a Lifetime of Adventure" Viking Press, NY, 1943, p.11 "approximately two o'clock in the morning."


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Geological and zoological discoveries)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Naturalist and zoologist)