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Anderson, Rudolph Martin

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1961 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Zoologist

1876 – Born on June 30th in Iowa. Canadian zoologist, conservationist and explorer.

         – Anderson grew up in Iowa, where he received his Ph.D., moving to Canada after holding military and ornithological positions in the United States.

1913-1916 – Served as second in command to Vilhjalmur Stefansson in the Canadian Arctic Expedition from Alaska to Bathurst Inlet, leading its southern party and editing its 16-volume findings.

         – Anderson was in Ottawa as part of a government advisory board that drafted the Migratory Birds Convention Act.

1918 – He was an associate editor of the Canadian Field-Naturalist.

1920 – Chief of the biology division of the National Museum.

         – He published an important catalogue of Canadian mammals and a guide to collecting and preserving vertebrates that is still in wide use.

1961 – Died on June 21st in Ottawa.