Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Gressitt, Judson Linsley

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1196

Judson Linsley Gressitt was born in Tokyo in 1914 to an American family. He grew up in Tokyo and was educated at an American school. On finishing school, he traveled alone at age 18 to Taiwan and collected insects in much of the island, including the highest mountains. His first degrees were in entomology at the University of California, after which he accepted a position at Lingnan University in Guangzhou, China. He continued fieldwork, and he married Margaret Kriete. The family was interned in 1941–1943 by Japanese forces in China. After the war, Lin returned to Berkeley and earned a doctorate in entomology. Then he returned to Lingnan University as Associate Professor until 1951. In 1949 the family was interned again, this time by Chinese forces as the Chinese revolution raged and the Korean War was imminent. His involvement with Pacific entomology and especially with the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu followed. In 1955, he began an association with New Guinea, which led in...

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