Julian Sorrell Huxley

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Sir Julian Sorrell Huxley MA, FRS, was born June 22, 1887 and died February 14, 1975. Huxley was the First Secretary General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) from 1946 to 1948. He was also the Founder of the World Wildlife Fund.

Julian was the son of Leonard Huxley, who was Secretary of the Zoological Society of London at Regents Park (1937); Secretary of the Sociological Society (1940); a member of the Executive Committee of the Euthanasia Society; and Vice President of the Abortion Law Reform Association (1969-70). Leonard's father (Julian's grandfather) was T.H. Huxley, "Darwin's bulldog". T.H. Huxley served as Executive Officer for the Rationalist Press Association (1906).

Julian's brother, Aldous Huxley, is the famous author of Brave New World, "a book about the Eugenics Society." His brother Andrew Fielding Huxley won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology. His brother George Leonard Huxley was a member of the Executive Committee of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (1971-72) and Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin.

Publications by Julian Huxley include: The Individual in the Animal Kingdom (1911); Case for Eugenics "Sociology Review", October 1926:279-90; Biology and Human Life in "Nature" 11D:844-6 (1926); an introduction to 1929 Encyclopedia Britannica article on "evolution"; Problems of Relative Growth (1932); Eugenics and Society, Galton Lecture 1936, "ER", (1936):11-31; If I Were a Dictator (1939); The New Systematics (1940); Evolution, the Modern Synthesis (1942); Touchstone for Ethics (1947); Evolution in Action (1952); Evolution as a Process (1954); World Population, "Scientific American" (March 1956); Eugenics in Evolutionary Perspective, Galton Lecture 1962. He was a signer of the Humanist Manifesto II (1973).

Taken from EugenicsWatch web site.

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