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Matthew Huxley

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: February 10, 2005 (84)
Reading, PA, USA (Cardiac shock)
Immediate Family:

Son of Aldous Huxley and Maria Nijs
Husband of <private> Hovde; Judith Wallet Bordage and Franziska Reed
Father of <private> Huxley and <private> Huxley

Occupation: Epidemiologist, anthropologist, educator, author
Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Matthew Huxley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is an orphan, as few or no other articles link to it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles; suggestions may be available. (February 2010)

Matthew Huxley (19 April 1920 - 10 February 2005) was a prominent epidemiologist and anthropologist, as well as an educator and author. His work ranged from promoting universal health care to establishing standards of care for nursing home patients and the mentally ill to investigating the question of what is a socially sanctionable drug.

Huxley was born in London as the son of British author Aldous Huxley and his Belgian wife Maria Nijs. Huxley was educated at Dartington Hall School.

Resettling in the United States with his father in 1937, Huxley attended high school in Colorado and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He received a master's degree in public health from Harvard University.

He worked for the Milbank Memorial Fund, a New York-based foundation, and from 1963 to 1983, with a brief intermission, worked at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington.

In 1968, he briefly served as director of seminars at the Smithsonian Institution.

Huxley married three times:

   * in April 1950 to Ellen Hovde, a documentary filmmaker. The couple had two children, Trevenen Huxley (b. 20 October 1951) and Tessa Huxley (b. October 1953), and divorced in 1961.
   * on 22 March 1963 to Judith Wallet Bordage (d. 1983), freelance writer and food columnist at the Washington Post.
   * to Franziska Reed Huxley, who survived him.

Matthew Huxley died of cardiac shock in Reading, Pennsylvania, in February 2005 at the age of 84.

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Matthew Huxley's Timeline

April 19, 1920
London, Greater London, UK
February 10, 2005
Age 84
Reading, PA, USA