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Baird Appointed Commissioner of Fishes

Title:
Baird Appointed Commissioner of Fishes
Date:
February 25, 1871
Notes:
Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4., p. 193
Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 838
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1872, p. 35
Summary:
Congress establishes the United States Fish Commission and Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird is appointed United States Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries by President Ulysses S. Grant. He is given Congressional appropriations for studies concerning the alleged decrease of food-fishes along the coasts and for restocking U.S. rivers and lakes. He will serve as Commissioner until his death in 1887
Topics:
Appointments, Assistant Secretaries, Ichthyology, Legislation, Fisheries--History
Subjects:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887, Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885, United States Fish Commission, United States Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries, United States President, United States Congress
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Place:
United States
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!530~!0#focus

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