|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1918|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 2004|
Anne Arundel County
John B. Glude, 86, of Annapolis, Maryland, a former lab director of the Maine Sea and Shores Fisheries office in Boothbay Harbor, died October 19 at Ginger Cove Health Center in Annapolis. He also lived in Seattle, Washington for 30 years. He was born August 2, 1918 in Manette, Kitsap County, Washington. He graduated from Port Washington Bay High School in Silverdale, WA as class salutatorian in 1935 at age 16. He earned a bachelor's degree in fisheries, with a minor in engineering, from the University of Washington in 1939. He received a master's in business administration from the University of Washington.
Mr. Glude's first job was with the Washington Department of Fisheries (WDF), but he left briefly during World War II to serve as a naval architect draftsman at Tacoma Naval Shipyard. After the war, he returned to his position as a fishery biologist at WDF. He was involved with research to determine the effects of polluted waters from pulp mills on oysters. This work formed the basis for regulatory actions and the preservation of the valuable oyster resources in the state of Washington. Mr. Glude was a pioneer in fisheries research, including the seed import oversight from Japan; a director of the National Marine Fisheries Lab in Annapolis; and he implemented the first National Aquaculture Plan. He had published over 100 scientific papers.
In 1948, he was offered a position at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass. The main emphasis at that time was research on the abundance and survival of soft shell clams throughout the entire U.S. east coast. The research project was moved the following year to a former fish hatchery in Boothbay Harbor. During this time, he became lab director of the Boothbay Harbor facility and instituted further research on artificial propagation of clams and other species. The research during those years on the soft shell clam was ground-breaking and is still referred to extensively.
He served as vice president and president of the World Aquaculture Society (also a life member) and was president and life member of the National Shell Fisheries Association.
Mr. Glude was an avid sportsman, enjoying fly fishing and duck and game hunting. He also enjoyed kayaking and began wind surfing at the age of 65.
His wife of 50 years, Jean Harrison Glude, died in 1991.
He is survived by two sons, Terry Glude of Atlanta, Georgia and Bill Glude of Juneau, Alaska; a daughter, Nancy Kelly of Annapolis; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held October 23 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis. Interment was private.
Published in The Boothbay Register, Boothbay Harbor, Maine on October 31, 2004.
William Terrence Glud (1894 - 1982)
Florence May McKean Glud (1887 - 1964)
Eveline Jean Harrison Glude (1921 - 1991)*
John Bryce Glude (1918 - 2004)
Clarence Walter Glud (1920 - 1989)*
Note: Born John Bryce Glud, He legally changed spelling of last name for pronunciation purposes.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Plot: Love Section
Maintained by: Carole Baker
Originally Created by: Robie
Record added: Feb 21, 2012
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