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Robert Watson Dougherty

Born  1904
Died  2001

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American veterinary, born February 5. 1904, Newcomerstown; died March 31, 2001, Rolling Green Village, Nevada, Iowa.

Biography of Robert Watson Dougherty

Robert Watson Dougherty graduated from Newcomerstown High School in 1922. He continued his education at the Iowa State University with a B.S. degree, and subsequently graduated from Oregon State University with an M.S. degree. He received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from The Ohio State University. In 1938 he married Ruth Eileen McKinley. They had a son and a daughter. Ruth Eileen McKinley Dougherty died in 1997.

During World War II, Dougherty served with the Veterinary Corps. For many years before his retirement in 1974 he was the chairman of the physiology laboratory of the National Animal Disease Center, Iowa State University. During his academic career, he also resided in Pullman, Washington; Corvallis, Oregon; and Ithaca, N.Y. Dougherty was a member of American Veterinary Medical Assoc., the American Physiology Society, and World Association of Veterinary Physiologists, Pharmacologists and Biochemists.
(Information from the Daily Jeffersonian Obituaries, 5 April 2001).

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