CHARLES HOWARD EDMONDSON
(1876-1970) came to Hawaii in 1920 and was a pioneer marine biologist in Hawaii with a special interest in invertebrates. With his colleague, Jens M. Ostergaard, he built an extensive collection of these animals. Edmondson was the author of over 70 papers on marine fauna, from corals to ship-worms. He was a director of the Cooke Marine Laboratory and an organizer of the first Pacific Science Congress, held in Honolulu in 1920.
University photo by Masao Miyamoto
Upon retirement from the University in 1942, he became a full-time curator of marine zoology for the Bishop Museum for 20 years. In 1956, he received the William F. Clapp Memorial Award for his contributions to marine zoology.
* Kobayashi, Victor N. Building a Rainbow (Hui o Students, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1983)