Fisher, A. K. (Albert Kenrick), 1856-1948

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Biographical History

Albert Kenrick Fisher (1856-1948) was born on March 21, 1856 in Ossining, New York. He attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York, graduating with medical training in 1879. He and 21 other people founded the American Ornithologists’ Union and set up studies for migration and distribution. He also founded the Branch of Economic Ornithology in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Entomology, in 1885. In 1905 he played a role in the creation of the Bureau of Biological Survey. He was part of many expeditions (including the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition), from which he added many birds to the collection of the United States National Museum. He was also part of the numerous societies and clubs, including the Washington Biologists' Field Club. He died on June 12, 1948.

Source

Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 89125975

Related entities

United States Dept. of Agriculture: He founded the Branch of Economic Ornithology in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Division of Entomology, in 1885.

Birth Date

1856

Death Date

1948

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Ornithologists