NEWMAN, HORATIO HACKETT, zoologist, and a native of Alabama, was born at Vilula, Russell County, March 19, 1875; son of Albert Henry and Mary Augusta (Ware) Newman, the former a native of Greenville, S. C., a theologian and author, and professor of history at Baylor university, Waco, Tex., and a great-great-grandson of Thomas Newman, a Virginia soldier in the American Revolution.
Dr. Newman received his early education in the schools and collegiate institutions of Toronto, Canada; his A. B. degree at McMasters university, Toronto, 1896; was a graduate student at the University of Toronto, 1896-97, fellow in zoology, 1898-1900, 1904-05; and Ph. D., University of Chicago, 1905; instructor of biology and Latin, Des Moines college, Ia., 1897-98; instructor of biology and chemistry, Culver military academy, Ind., 1900-04; instructor of biology, 1905-08, and assistant professor elect, University of Michigan, 1908; professor and head of the department of zoology, University of Texas, 1908-11; associate professor of embryology, 1911; and dean in the colleges of science, University of Chicago, 1915. He served as head of instruction force in physiology at the Marine biological laboratory. Woods Hole, Mass., 1902-12. He is a Democrat; Baptist and a member of the Sigma Chi, Sigma Xi and Phi Chi fraternities. He is the author of various monographs and papers on zoological and physiological subjects. Married: in 1907, at Woods Hole, Mass,, to Isabel Currie, daughter of James Currie and Eliza (Rattray) Marshall, of Toronto, Canada. Residence: Chicago.”
Source: History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. 4, bu Thomas McAdory Owen and Mrs. Marie (Bankhead) Owen, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1921, page 1277