Clarence Paul Oliver
|Died||July 10, 1991(aged 92)|
|Institutions||University of Minnesota|
University of Texas at Austin
|Doctoral advisor||Hermann Joseph Muller|
Clarence Paul Oliver (November 8, 1898 – July 10, 1991), known to his friends as "Pete", was an American geneticist. Born in Dexter, Missouri, he attended college at University of Texas receiving a BA in 1925. He continued his studies at University of Texas completing a PhD in the laboratory of Hermann Joseph Muller in 1931. From 1932 to 1946 he was a member of the faculty of University of Minnesota where future nobelist Edward B. Lewis worked in his lab as an undergraduate. From 1946 to his retirement in 1971, he was a faculty member at University of Texas, where he studied human genetics and pseudoallelism.