Clair Cameron Patterson

1922 - 1995

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Clair Cameron Patterson (June 2, 1922 – December 5, 1995) was an American geochemist. Born in Mitchellville, Iowa, Patterson graduated from Grinnell College. He later received his Ph.D. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clair Cameron Patterson has received more than 750,787 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Clair Cameron Patterson is the 184th most popular biologist (up from 228th in 2019), the 1,862nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,103rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Clair Cameron Patterson ranks 184 out of 844Before him are Ferdinand Cohn, Oldfield Thomas, Antoine Béchamp, Nettie Stevens, John Lindley, and Mikhail Tsvet. After him are Edward B. Lewis, Hermann Schlegel, Daniel Nathans, Bert Sakmann, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, and Robert Gallo.

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Among people born in 1922, Clair Cameron Patterson ranks 101Before him are Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Kim Hunter, Leo Tindemans, Patrick Macnee, Guy Hamilton, and Carlos Andrés Pérez. After him are Taro Kagawa, John Edward Williams, Yvonne De Carlo, Eleanor Parker, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, and Rajko Mitić. Among people deceased in 1995, Clair Cameron Patterson ranks 66Before him are Heiner Müller, César Rodríguez Álvarez, Joseph Needham, Günter Guillaume, Mária Telkes, and Morarji Desai. After him are Yves Congar, Selena, Georges Canguilhem, Takeo Fukuda, Mehdi Bazargan, and Chen Yun.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clair Cameron Patterson ranks 1,862 out of 15,968Before him are Diane Lane (1965), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Russell Alan Hulse (1950), Michael Bay (1965), Viola Davis (1965), and Marilyn vos Savant (1946). After him are Edward B. Lewis (1918), Richard Rodgers (1902), Beyoncé (1981), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), Selena (1971), and Annie Leibovitz (1949).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Clair Cameron Patterson ranks 29Before him are Temple Grandin (1947), George Davis Snell (1903), David Baltimore (1938), Joshua Lederberg (1925), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), and Nettie Stevens (1861). After him are Edward B. Lewis (1918), Daniel Nathans (1928), Robert Gallo (1937), Paul Greengard (1925), James Dwight Dana (1813), and Leland H. Hartwell (1939).