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Douglas, Marjory Stoneman

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); History of Science and Technology. 1340 words.

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman (07 April 1890–14 May 1998), author and environmentalist, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Florence Lillian Trefethen Stoneman, who went by the...

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Leopold, Aldo

Curt Meine.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); History of Science and Technology. 1450 words.

Leopold, Aldo (11 January 1887–21 April 1948), conservationist and author, was born in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Carl Leopold, the principal manager of an office furniture manufacturing...

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Muir, John

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); History of Science and Technology. 1212 words.

Muir, John (21 April 1838–24 December 1914), naturalist, conservationist, and writer, was born in Dunbar, Scotland, the son of Daniel Muir and Anne Gilrye, farmers. He was educated in...

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Olson, Sigurd Ferdinand

David Backes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); History of Science and Technology. 1238 words.

Olson, Sigurd Ferdinand (04 April 1899–13 January 1982), writer and conservationist, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Lawrence J. Olson (born Lars Jakob Olsson), a Swedish Baptist...

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Wright, Mabel Osgood

Daniel J. Philippon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); History of Science and Technology. 1169 words.

Wright, Mabel Osgood (26 January 1859–16 July 1934), naturalist and author, was born in New York City, the daughter of Samuel Osgood, a Unitarian minister, and Ellen Haswell Murdock. Her...

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