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John J. Lynch
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1914
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 1983
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA

LYNCH, John J., biologist, botanist, preservationist. Born, Newport, R. I., October 17, 1914; son of John Michael Lynch and Honora Elizabeth Fenton of Ireland. U.S. biologist, Atlantic Coast, 1935; Gulf Coast research, U. S. fish and wildlife biologist, 1940; U. S. biological survey in Canadian Artic, 1943-1946; U. S. Navy, World War II, taught survival procedures for downed Navy airmen; conducted research into water hyacinth and alligator weed control, 1949-1959; U. S. fish and wildlife flyway biologist, surveying geese, brant, and swans, 1956; survey in Canadian Artic of whooping crane habits, 1958; U. S. winter survey of geese, swan, and brant nesting places in Artic region, North America, and Asia. Aviculturist work with cranes and rare birds, 1969; Louisiana conservationist award, 1970; horticultural award, 1979; whooping crane conservation association honor award. Married Mary Zoe Sagrera, February 23, 1941. Children: John Semmes, Charles Richard, Honora Zoe, Mary Catherine, Laelia Ann, Michael Dennis. Died, Lafayette, La., August 20, 1983; interred Calvary Cemetery. A.S.H. Sources: John J. Lynch documents published and unpublished; interview by Amanda Hanks; Lafayette Daily Advertiser; New Orleans Times-Picayune; History of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana (1983).
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Calvary Cemetery
Lafayette Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Janet Milburn
Record added: Nov 28, 2011
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John J. Lynch
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You are remembered, John J. Lynch. May you rest in peace.
- Janet Milburn
 Added: Nov. 28, 2011

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