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Allen, Edward Tyson

Veronica June Bruce.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1162 words.

Allen, Edward Tyson (26 December 1875–27 May 1942), forester and conservationist, was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Oscar Dana Allen, a professor of analytical chemistry at the...

Bennett, Hugh Hammond

Douglas Helms.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1263 words.

Bennett, Hugh Hammond (15 April 1881–07 July 1960), soil conservationist and soil scientist, was born near Wadesboro in Anson County, North Carolina, the son of William Osborne Bennett and...

Clayton, Keith Martin (1928–2013), geographer and environmental scientist

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...

Commoner, Barry

Michael Egan.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1521 words.

Commoner, Barry (28 May 1917–30 September 2012), scientist-activist, biologist, and environmentalist, was born Barry Commoner in Brooklyn, New York, to Isaac (Isador) and Gussie Commoner,...

Conder, Peter John (1919–1993), ornithologist and conservationist

Nicholas Hammond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Ornithology. 946 words.

Conder, Peter John (1919–1993), ornithologist and conservationist, was born on 20 March 1919 at 81 Thornton Avenue, Streatham, London, the son of John Reynolds Conder, a shipbroker, and his...

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...

Eassie, William (1832–1888), sanitary engineer and pioneer of cremation

Brian Parsons.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Engineering (General). 1134 words.

Eassie, William (1832–1888), sanitary engineer and pioneer of cremation, was born at Lochee, near Dundee, on 8 September 1832, the first of two sons of William Eassie (1805–1861), a...

Forbush, Edward Howe

Keir B. Sterling.

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); Ornithology. 1270 words.

Forbush, Edward Howe (24 April 1858–08 March 1929), ornithologist and conservationist, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of Leander Pomeroy Forbush, a school principal, and Ruth...

Freeman, Harriet Elizabeth

Sara Day.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Geology and the Lithosphere; Botany. 1332 words.

Freeman, Harriet Elizabeth (13 March 1847–30 December 1930), botanist, geologist, conservationist, and letter writer, was born in the North End neighborhood of Boston to William Frederick...

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,...

Gabrielson, Ira Noel

Susan Glenn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1325 words.

Gabrielson, Ira Noel (27 September 1889–07 September 1977), wildlife biologist and first director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was born in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, the son of Frank...

Gerrard, Edward (1810–1910), taxidermist

Pat Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Zoology and Animal Sciences. 602 words.

Gerrard, Edward (1810–1910), taxidermist, was born in Oxford on 20 October 1810, the son of Edward Gerrard, greengrocer. After moving to London with his parents he was employed by the...

Gunn, Thomas Edward (1844–1923), taxidermist

Pat Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Zoology and Animal Sciences. 898 words.

Gunn, Thomas Edward (1844–1923), taxidermist, was born at Trafalgar Street, Lakenham, Norwich, Norfolk, on 5 November 1844, the son of Robert Gunn, coachbuilder, and his wife, Charlotte, néenull...

Hornaday, William Temple

Phillip Drennon Thomas.

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). 1591 words.

Hornaday, William Temple (01 December 1854–06 March 1937), conservationist and naturalist, was born near Plainfield, Indiana, the son of William Hornaday and Martha Varner Miller, farmers....

Hubback, Theodore Rathbone (1872–1944?), engineer and conservationist

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4 words.

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Jones, Buffalo

H. Allen Anderson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); World History. 1303 words.

Jones, Buffalo ( January 1844–01 October 1919), frontiersman, rancher, and conservationist, was born Charles Jesse Jones in Tazewell County, Illinois, the son of Noah Nicholas Jones and...

Kear, Janet (1933–2004), ornithologist and conservationist

Eileen Rees.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Ornithology. 1200 words.

Kear, Janet (1933–2004), ornithologist and conservationist, was born on 13 January 1933 at 26 Mount Park Road, Ealing, Middlesex, the younger daughter of Harold Kear, trade association...

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...

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...

Lowdermilk, Walter Clay

Douglas Helms.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Geology and the Lithosphere. 1495 words.

Lowdermilk, Walter Clay (01 July 1888–06 May 1974), soil scientist, geologist, soil conservation leader, and author, was born Walter Clay Lowdermilk in Liberty, North Carolina, the son of...