Currie, Rolla P.

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Biographical History

Rolla P. Currie (1875-1960) was born in 1875 in Preemption, Illinois. He graduated from the University of North Dakota at the age of 18. He worked for the Smithsonian Institution and was active with the Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1889. In 1901, he worked as an entomologist with the Bureau of Entomology, US Department of Agriculture and specialized in odonates. He remained an editor in that department until he graduated in 1944. That year he entered into the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. Rolla was ordained as an Episcopal priest, and became bishop of Washington. He died on September 20, 1960. His collecting is documented in the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Mammals.

Source

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, United States Geological Survey. Rolla P. Currie. Retrieved March 2012 from http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/bios/CurrieRolla.htm

Related entities

United States. Bureau of Entomology: He worked as an entomologist with the Bureau of Entomology, US Department of Agriculture.

Birth Date

1875

Death Date

1960

Topic

Entomologists

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Entomologists