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Amadon, Dean

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Ornithologist

1912 – Born on June 5th in in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is the Curator of Birds for the American Museum of Natural History.

 

1937 – Joined the Museum after graduating from Hobart College.

 

1940 – Dean was appointed Assistant Curator. 

 

1947 – He received his doctorate at Cornell University with a thesis on Hawaiian honeycreepers. 

 

1950 – Appointed as Associate Curator. 

 

1955 – He was appointed as Lamont Curator. 

 

1957-1973 – He was Chairman of the Department. 

 

2003 – Passed away at his home in Tenafly, New Jersey at age 90.