Bean, Barton A. (Barton Appler), 1860-1947

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Biographical History

Barton A. Bean (1860-1947) was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Washington, D.C., where he joined the staff of the United States National Museum in 1881. At the Museum, he worked in the Division of Fishes under his brother, Tarleton Hoffman Bean, the noted ichthyologist and fisheries expert. In 1890, Barton Bean became Assistant Curator of the Division and he retained that title until his retirement in 1932. Bean also worked, on a number of occasions, as an investigator for the United States Fish Commission.

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