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  1. Galton, Francis Galton, Sir Francis Galton(noun)

    English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911)

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  1. Galton

    Galton is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Illinois, United States. Galton is located on U.S. Route 45 4 miles north of Arcola. The community was named after Douglas Galton, a British actuary who visited Illinois several times to examine the books of the Illinois Central Railroad on behalf of Dutch and British investors. In 1883, a post office was established.

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