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Acworth, Angus Whiteford (1898–1981), financier and conservationist

Simon Swynfen Jervis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1428 words.

Acworth, Angus Whiteford (1898–1981), financier and conservationist, was born on 20 October 1898 at Braeside, Shoot Up Hill, Cricklewood, London, the only son and second of the four...

Adams, Ansel

William A. Turnage.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 3127 words.

Adams, Ansel (20 February 1902–22 April 1984), photographer and environmentalist, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Hitchcock Adams, a businessman, and Olive Bray....

Adamson, Joy

Emily A. Haddad.

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); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1156 words.

Adamson, Joy (20 January 1910–03 January 1980), writer and conservationist, was born Friederike Viktoria Gessner in Troppau, Austria, the daughter of Victor Gessner, a civil servant, and...

Adamson, Joy [née Friederike Viktoria Gessner] (1910–1980), conservationist and artist

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 840 words.

Adamson, Joy [née Friederike Viktoria Gessner] (1910–1980), conservationist and artist, was born on 20 January 1910 in Troppau, Silesia, the second of the three children of Viktor Gessner (dnull...

Albert, Eddie

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Theatre. 1100 words.

Albert, Eddie (22 April 1906–26 May 2005), actor and environmental activist, was born Edward Albert Heimberger in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor, and...

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...

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...

Badham, Molly Winifred (1914–2007), zoo proprietor and conservationist

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 861 words.

Badham, Molly Winifred (1914–2007), zoo proprietor and conservationist, was born on 12 May 1914 at 3 Waterside, Evesham, Worcestershire, the daughter of Arthur James Badham (1889–1965),...

Baines, Sir Frank (1877–1933), architect and architectural preservationist

C. C. Pond.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1803 words.

Baines, Sir Frank (1877–1933), architect and architectural preservationist, was born at 1 Maria Terrace, Stepney, Middlesex, on 7 December 1877, the fourth child of Samuel Baines...

Baker, John Hopkinson

Geri E. Solomon.

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). 1214 words.

Baker, John Hopkinson (30 June 1894–21 September 1973), wildlife conservationist, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of George Pierce Baker, a professor of dramatic literature at...

Baker, Richard Edward St Barbe (1889–1982), conservationist

Richard Burleigh.

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). 1020 words.

Baker, Richard Edward St Barbe (1889–1982), conservationist, was born on 9 October 1889 at West End, near Southampton, the eldest of five children of John Richard St Barbe Baker,...

Balharry, Richard [Dick] (1937–2015), environmental campaigner and conservationist

Des Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science). 1651 words.

Balharry, Richard [Dick] (1937–2015), environmental campaigner and conservationist, was born on 3 September 1937 at 36 Dronley Terrace, Muirhead of Liff, near Dundee, the son of David...

Bartlett, Abraham Dee (1812–1897), taxidermist and zoo superintendent

Christine Brandon-Jones.

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); Performing Arts. 682 words.

Bartlett, Abraham Dee (1812–1897), taxidermist and zoo superintendent, was born in London on 27 October 1812, second son of John Bartlett, hairdresser and brush maker, and Jane Dunster. As...

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...

Becker, Marion Rombauer

Anne Mendelson.

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); Art; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1308 words.

Becker, Marion Rombauer (02 January 1903–28 December 1976), cookbook writer, arts administrator, and conservationist, was born Marion Julia Rombauer in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of...

Belaney, Archibald Stansfeld [called Grey Owl] (1888–1938), impostor and conservationist

Donald B. Smith.

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). 1244 words.

Belaney, Archibald Stansfeld [called Grey Owl] (1888–1938), impostor and conservationist, was born at 32 St James's Road, Hastings, Sussex, on 18 September 1888, the son of George Furmage...

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...

Bennett, Timothy (1676/7–1756), cordwainer and public access campaigner

Kathy White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1300 words.

Bennett, Timothy (1676/7–1756), cordwainer and public access campaigner, is of obscure origins; details of his birth, family, and upbringing are unknown. On 19 July 1716, at All Hallows,...

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,...