Allen, Arthur Augustus
Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1964 AD, at 79 years of age.
1914 - Wrote a Ph.D. thesis on the red-winged blackbird that is considered to have set the standard for the study of birds in the field.
1915 - Allen went on to found the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology that established the nation's first graduate program in ornithology.
- He also pioneered the recording of bird songs, for which the lab has become world renowned, and was an accomplished bird photographer as well.
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