|Lewis H. Kleinholz, professor of biology
emeritus and a major figure in the history of Reed College, died at
his Portland home on July 9 at age 91. He was one of the pioneers
in developing Reeds influential model of the teaching of science
by active researchers, fostering an environment where professors and
students learn together. He was also a scientist of distinction and
accomplishment, specializing in crustacean endocrinology and neuropeptides.
Kleinholz was born in New York City on May 18, 1910. He received a
B.S. in chemistry from Colby College in 1930 and a Ph.D. in biology
from Harvard University in 1937.
He then worked at various marine biological research stations, including
those in Plymouth, England, and Naples, Italy. He entered the U.S.
Army Air Force as an aviation physiologist in 1942 and served in North
Africa and Italy. After his release he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship;
in 1946 he joined the Reed faculty, where he served until 1980. Reed
College recognized him with both an honorary degree and the Howard
Vollum Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Science and Technology.
|Kleinholz had a long relationship
with the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts,
where he served as a member of the board of trustees, director of
the invertebrate zoology course, and director of the NIH research
training program in comparative physiology. He also held various visiting
professorships at foreign and domestic institutions and held positions
on editorial boards of several scientific journals.
His many honors include fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation
and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and an NIH research career
He served on numerous national and international science committees
for organizations that included the National Research Council, the
Rockefeller Foundation Fund for Advancement of Education, the American
Institute of Biological Sciences, and the NSF. A fellow of the New
York and Oregon Academies of Sciences, Kleinholz was also a member
of the Marine Biological Associations of the United Kingdom and India,
the National Conference on Pre-Medical Education, and the American
Society of Zoologists, which honored him with a symposium in 1983.
He is survived by a brother, Paul, of Brunswick, Maine, and a nephew,
Stuart Nezin, of New York.