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Fun Facts About Henry Comstock


  • First person to possess a telephone on campus
  • Discovered the 'Cornell Drawer'
  • Served as the USDA's chief entomologist in the late nineteenth century
  • Produced the 1888 'Introduction to Entomology'
  • Became engaged to and married one of his more promising students
  • Received degrees from both Yale and Cornell
  • Founded the Entomology department in 1874
  • Recognized as the first teacher of Entomology
  • The first Chimes Master