Clyde William Tombaugh was an American astronomer and the discoverer Pluto in 1930. He also discovered an object in what would later be identified as the Kuiper belt. Tombaugh also discovered many asteroids. He repeatedly asked for serious research of unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
Tombaugh was the son of Muron Dealvo Tombaugh, a farmer, and his wife Adella Pearl Chritton.
On 29 Apr 1910 at the time of the 1910 US Census, head of household Muron D. Tombaugh (age 29, born in IL) was employed as a Farmer and living on a farm he rented in Reading, Illinois with his wife Adela P. Tombaugh (age 25, born in IL), their son Clyde W. Tombaugh (age 4, born in IL), daughter Ester Tombaugh (age 1, born in IL), and father Jacob L. Tombaugh (age 70, born in PA). Muron and Adela had been married for 8 years; Adela had given birth to five children, five of whom were alive at that time. Muron's father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in New York; Adela's father was born in Indiana and her mother in Illinois. 
On 20 Apr 1940 at the time of the 1940 US Census, head of household Clyde W. Tombaugh (age 34, born in IL) was employed as an Assistant Astronomer at Lowell Observatory and living in a home he rented for $25 at 368 Observatory Hill in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife Patricia Tombaugh (age 27, born in MO). 
Minor planets discovered by Tombaugh:
Designation - Discovery
2839 Annette - October 5, 1929
2941 Alden - December 24, 1930
3310 Patsy - October 9, 1931
3583 Burdett - October 5, 1929
3754 Kathleen - March 16, 1931
3775 Ellenbeth - October 6, 1931
3824 Brendalee - October 5, 1929
4510 Shawna - December 13, 1930
4755 Nicky - October 6, 1931
5701 Baltuck - November 3, 1929
6618 Jimsimons - September 16, 1936
7101 Haritina - October 17, 1930
7150 McKellar - October 11, 1929
(8778) 1931 TD3 - October 10, 1931
134340 Pluto - January 23, 1930
Clyde Tombaugh, by The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica []
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Herbert Tardy: There is a famous paper on nucleosynthesis by Gamow and his student, Ralph Alpher. Just for laughs, they shared author credit with Hans Bethe. []
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