24 May 1886 – 19 January 1982
Born: Thourout, Belgium. Naturalized U.S. citizen in 1921.
Died: Amherst, Massachusetts.
Occupation: Entomologist, Malacologist, Botanist. Research Associate, American Museum of Natural History, 1917-22; instructor of Entomology, Harvard Medical School, 1923-25; Assist. Prof. 1925-45; Curator of Insects, Museum of Comparative Zoology – Harvard, 1929-56; Prof. of Biology, Dept. of Biology, University of Houston, 1956-60; Entomologist, Dept. of Zoology, University of Arizona, 1960-??; Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Museum of Comparative Zoology – Harvard, 1951-56; Entomologist, Belgian Sleeping Sickness Commission, 1910-12; Botanist, Belgian Congo, 1913-15; Member of Special Staff, Internal Health Division, Rockefeller Foundation, 1935.
Education: Ph.D., Ghent University, Belgium, 1908.
Remarks: President of AMU, 1954 and Honorary Life Member.
Research Interests: Medical Malacology. Freshwater Mollusca of the Belgian Congo.
Remarks: Spouse Frances A. Brown Bequaert.
Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.
Other References: Clench, W.J. 1982. Joseph Charles Bequaert 1886-1982. Nautilus 96(2):35.
Bequaert, J.C., and W.B. Miller. 1973. The mollusks of the arid Southwest; with an Arizona checklist. University of Arizona Press, Tuscon, Arizona. xvi + 271 pp.
Bequaert, J.C., and W.J. Clench. 1941. Additions to the rheophilous mollusk fauna of the Congo estuary. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 88(1):1-13 + 2 plates.
Pilsbry, H.A., and J. Bequaert. 1927. The aquatic mollusks of the Belgian Congo. With a geographical and ecological account of Congo malacology. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 53:69-602 + 68 plates.
Pilsbry, H.A., and J. Bequaert. 1927. [Index to The aquatic mollusks of the Belgian Congo. With a geographical and ecological account of Congo malacology]. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 53:i+xviii, 603-659.