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Spencer Fullerton Baird
Birth: Feb. 3, 1823
Reading
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1887
Woods Hole
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA

Naturalist. The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, he graduated from Dickinson College in 1840 and became professor of natural history there in 1845. Becoming assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1850, he began amassing the Smithsonian's huge collection of birds, reptiles, and other animals. He published "Birds" (1858), "Mammals of North America" (1859), and "History of North American Birds" (1875 to 1884). He was appointed Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries in 1871 and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1878, and served in both positions until his death, in 1887, at the Woods Hole Biological Laboratory, which he had established. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Baird (1787 - 1833)
  Lydia McFunn Biddle Baird (1797 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Helen Churchill Baird (1821 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Hunter Baird (1848 - 1913)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lydia Spencer Baird (____ - 1876)*
  William McFunn Baird (1817 - 1872)**
  William Macfunn Baird (1817 - 1872)**
  Samuel Baird (1821 - 1884)**
  Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823 - 1887)
  Rebecca Potts Baird (1825 - 1907)**
  Mary Deborah Baird Biddle (1829 - 1900)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: North Hill, Lot 279, Baird Family Mausoleum, Vault 6
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jul 23, 2003
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