Hatcher, John Bell

Hatcher, John Bell

(1861–1904) paleontologist; born in Cooperstown, Ill. His leadership of numerous expeditions in the U.S.A. and Patagonia (1896–99) established him as a major American collector of fossils. He discovered the first fossil remains of Triceratops (1889).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.