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Clayton, Keith Martin

Julian E. Andrews.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1194 words.

Clayton, Keith Martin (1928–2013), geographer and environmental scientist, was born on 25 September 1928 at Streatham Manor Nursing Home, Wandsworth, London, the son of Edgar Francis...

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Emerson, George Barrell

Anthony Penna.

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); Education. 1488 words.

Emerson, George Barrell (12 September 1797–04 March 1881), educator and environmentalist, was born in Wells, Maine, the son of Samuel Emerson and Sarah Barrell, farmers. His father was also...

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Fox, Levi

Roger Pringle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Education; History. 1094 words.

Fox, Levi (1914–2006), historian and conservationist, was born on 28 August 1914 at Woolrooms, Worthington, Leicestershire, the sixth of seven children of John William Fox, coalminer, and...

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Fuller, R. Buckminster

Olive Hoogenboom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Architecture; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Education. 2991 words.

Fuller, R. Buckminster (12 July 1895–01 July 1983), inventor, designer, and environmentalist, often referred to as “Bucky,” was born Richard Buckminster Fuller, Jr., in Milton,...

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Grinnell, George Bird

John F. Reiger.

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); Education. 1457 words.

Grinnell, George Bird (20 September 1849–11 April 1938), conservationist and ethnographer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of George Blake Grinnell, a businessman, and Helen Alvord...

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Johnson, Osa

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Film; Education; Biographical Studies. 1168 words.

Johnson, Osa (14 March 1894–07 January 1953), author, lecturer, and film producer, was born Osa Helen Leighty in Chanute, Kansas, the daughter of William Sherman Leighty, a railroad...

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Leopold, A. Starker

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Education; Biological Sciences; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1034 words.

Leopold, A. Starker (22 October 1913–23 August 1983), wildlife biologist, conservationist, and educator, was born Aldo Starker Leopold, Jr., in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Aldo Leopold, a...

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Magnusson, Magnus

Roger Crofts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Education. 2331 words.

Magnusson, Magnus (1929–2007), Icelandic scholar, broadcaster, and environmentalist, was born on 12 October 1929 in Reykjavik, Iceland, the son of Sigursteinn Magnússon (1899–1982),...

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Marsh, George Perkins

Sylvia B. Larson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1411 words.

Marsh, George Perkins (15 March 1801–23 July 1882), scholar, politician, and diplomat, was born in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Charles Marsh, a prominent lawyer, and Susan Perkins. The...

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Steers, James Alfred

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 852 words.

Steers, James Alfred (1899–1987), geographer and conservationist, was born on 8 August 1899 in Bedford, the only child of James Alfred Steers, house agent and property owner, and his wife,...

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