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Kenneth Rawson ’50

Kenneth, a Swarthmore biology professor and devoted Friend who called his family members “thee” in the Quaker way, died March 12, 2020.

With a Ph.D. from Harvard, Ken joined Swarthmore’s faculty in 1959; among his research topics were circadian rhythms, honeybee communication, and bird flight mechanics. In retirement, Ken restored houses and repaired mechanical clocks in his beloved Swarthmore Borough.

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