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Baird, Spencer Fullerton

Born: 1823 AD
Died: 1887 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Zoologist


1823 - Born on the 3rd of February in Reading, Pennsylvania.


1840 - He was graduated at Dickinson College.


1842 - Spencer followed a course at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.


1845 - Became professor of natural sciences in Dickinson College.


1950 - Appointed assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.


1857 - Published "Catalogue of North American Mammals".


1858 - Published the "Catalogue of North American Birds".


1871 - United States commissioner of fish and fisheries.


1874-1884 - He was co-author of A History of North American Birds.


1878 - Baird succeeded to the full secretary ship.


1887 - Spencer Fullerton Baird died 19th of August at the great marine biological laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.


Baird's sandpiper and Baird's sparrow are named in his honour.




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