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James Zetek Retires

James Zetek Retires
May 30, 1956
Torch gives date as May 31.
Torch, June 1956, p. 1
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, p. 161
James Zetek retires from the position of Resident Manager of the Canal Zone Biological Area, a position he had held since 1924. He is succeeded by Carl D. Koford, who assumes duties as resident naturalist on June 30, 1956 through 1957.
Barro Colorado Island (Panama)
Koford, Carl B, Zetek, James b. 1886, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
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