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Biographical entry Hamlin, John Calhoun (1896 - )

25 September 1896
Anderson, United States of America


John Hamlin was entomologist and biologist on the Australian Commonwealth Prickly Pear Board from October 1920 to May 1924. During this period he worked in Australia for around six months, the rest of the time was spent carrying out research in North America. He authored many scientific articles while in Australia. Prior to and after this appointment, Hamlin worked in his home country for the American agriculture department.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Clemson University?
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Ohio State University
1918 - 1919
Career position - Plant Quarantine Inspector for the Federal Horticulture Board of the United States of America
1920 - 1924
Career position - Entomologist and Biologist on the Australian Commonwealth Prickly Pear Board of North America and Australia
1924 -
Career position - Associate Entomologist at the Bureau of Entomology, USA

Published resources


  • Musgrave, A., Bibliography of Australian Entomology, 1775-1930, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales., Sydney, 1932, 380 pp. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.