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Psychologist and numismatist. Believed in somatotypes (body shape, measurable in 3 axes, determines fundamental aspects of character and psychology), studies of which ended in The Great Ivy League Nude Posture Photo Scandal.

Walter Breen worked with him at Columbia in the mid 1950s on the superkids project. They also collaborated on numismatist stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herbert_Sheldon

"Lanier, an articulate, seventyish doctoral student at New Mexico State, told me he'd gotten to know Sheldon at Columbia in the late 1940's, when the two of them were hanging out with Aldous Huxley and Christopher Isherwood and their crew."