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 Spencer Fullerton Baird

Spencer Fullerton Baird

Birth
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Aug 1887 (aged 64)
Woods Hole, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot North Hill, Lot 279, Baird Family Mausoleum, Vault 6
Memorial ID 7704615 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7704615
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spencer Fullerton Baird (3 Feb 1823–19 Aug 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7704615, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .