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Albright, Horace Marden

Robert Cahn.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1204 words.

Albright, Horace Marden (06 January 1890–28 March 1987), park service director, was born in Bishop, California, the son of George Albright, a mining engineer, and Mary Marden. He graduated...

Bass, Robert Perkins

Marc McClure.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics; State and Local Government; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1373 words.

Bass, Robert Perkins (11 September 1873–29 July 1960), governor of New Hampshire, conservationist, and labor relations adviser, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Perkins Bass, a...

Bishop, Sir Frederick Arthur (1915–2005), civil servant and director-general of the National Trust

William Plowden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Architecture; Art Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1896 words.

Bishop, Sir Frederick Arthur (1915–2005), civil servant and director-general of the National Trust, was born on 4 December 1915 at 118 Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol, the son of...

Boles, Sir John Dennis [Jack] (1925–2013), colonial administrator and director-general of the National Trust

Merlin Waterson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1227 words.

Boles, Sir John Dennis [Jack] (1925–2013), colonial administrator and director-general of the National Trust, was born on 25 June 1925 at Stepney Tower Nursing Home, Southsea, Portsmouth,...

Brunner [née Irving], (Dorothea) Elizabeth, Lady Brunner (1904–2003), voluntary worker

Shirley Anglesey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1185 words.

Brunner [née Irving], (Dorothea) Elizabeth, Lady Brunner (1904–2003), voluntary worker, was born on 14 April 1904 at 1 Upper Woburn Place, London, the daughter of Henry Brodribb Irving...

Clayton, John (1792–1890), civic leader and antiquary

Frances McIntosh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Financial Aspects of Art; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1813 words.

Clayton, John (1792–1890), civic leader and antiquary, was born on 10 June 1792 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the fourth child and third son of Nathaniel Clayton (1760–1832), town clerk and...

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,...

Doughty, Sir (Graham) Martin (1949–2009), local government leader and countryside and environmental campaigner

Barbara Young.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1250 words.

Doughty, Sir (Graham) Martin (1949–2009), local government leader and countryside and environmental campaigner, was born on 11 October 1949 at 86 Hayfield Road, New Mills, Derbyshire, the...

Douglas, William O.

L. A. Powe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 4380 words.

Douglas, William O. (16 October 1898–19 January 1980), U.S. Supreme Court justice, New Deal administrator, and environmentalist, was born William Orville Douglas in Maine, Minnesota, near...

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...

Goldsmith, Edward René David [Teddy] (1928–2009), environmentalist and politician

James Robertson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); UK Politics. 1104 words.

Goldsmith, Edward René David [Teddy] (1928–2009), environmentalist and politician, was born on 8 November 1928 in Paris, the elder son of Francis Benedict Hyam (Frank) Goldsmith, formerly...

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...

McFarland, J. Horace

Ernest Morrison.

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); Politics; Publishing; Agriculture and Farming. 1158 words.

McFarland, J. Horace (24 September 1859–02 October 1948), printer, civic reformer, and rosarian, was born John Horace McFarland in McAlisterville, Pennsylvania, the son of George Fisher...

Murrell, Hilda (1906–1984), environmentalist and peace campaigner

Sybil Oldfield.

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); Politics and Law. 1202 words.

Murrell, Hilda (1906–1984), environmentalist and peace campaigner, was born on 3 February 1906 at Shrewsbury, the elder daughter of Owen Charles Murrell, nurseryman, and his wife, Lily...

Pinchot, Gifford

James Penick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Agriculture and Farming; US Politics; State and Local Government; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 2173 words.

Pinchot, Gifford (11 August 1865–04 October 1946), forester, conservationist, and governor of Pennsylvania, was born in Simsbury, Connecticut, the son of James Wallace Pinchot, a wealthy...

Rothman, Bernard [Benny] (1911–2002), communist activist and countryside access campaigner

Chris Hall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 991 words.

Rothman, Bernard [Benny] (1911–2002), communist activist and countryside access campaigner, was born on 1 June 1911 at 68 Mary Street, Cheetham, Manchester, the third of five children and...

Saylor, John Phillips

Thomas G. Smith.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online August 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1142 words.

Saylor, John Phillips (23 July 1908–28 October 1973), conservationist, was born on a farm near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the son of Tillman Saylor, an attorney, and Minerva Phillips Saylor,...

Sherman, Mary Belle King

Karen J. Blair.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 838 words.

Sherman, Mary Belle King (11 December 1862–15 January 1935), woman's club leader and conservationist, woman’s club leader and conservationist, was born in Albion, New York, the daughter of...

Udall, Morris K.

James W. Johnson and Donald W. Carson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1131 words.

Udall, Morris K. (15 June 1922–12 December 1998), congressman, environmental leader, and presidential candidate, nicknamed "Mo", congressman, environmental leader, and presidential...

Udall, Stewart Lee

Thomas G. Smith.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1404 words.

Udall, Stewart Lee (31 January 1920–20 March 2010), member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Interior, was born in St. Johns, Arizona, a town his Mormon forebears...