HITCHCOCK, John Thayer. Springfield MA 29.6.1917 — 16.1.2001. U.S. Anthropologist. Professor at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Son of Arthur Cornwall H. and Ruth Harriet Thayer. B.A. 1939 Amherst College. M.A. 1941 University Chicago. After war service Instructor at Amherst College, 1946-48. Ph.D. 1956 Cornell University. Acting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University California, Berkeley, 1957-1958. Assistant Professor of Anthropology at U.C.L.A., 1958-1963, then Associate Professor 1963-1966. From 1966 Professor Anthropology and South Asian Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Fieldwork in India 1953-55, in Nepal 1960-62 and 1966-68. Married 1947 Patricia Jennings and 1974 Catharine McClellan, three children with the first wife.
Publications: Diss. The Rajputs of Khaalaapur: a study of kinship, social stratification, and politics. Manuscript of 16+315 p. Cornell Univ. 1956.
– The Magars of Banyan Hill. 12+115 p. N.Y. 1966.
– A mountain village in Nepal. 10+143 p. N.Y. 1980.
Sources: prabook.com; worldcat.org.
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