Friedmann, Herbert, 1900-1987

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Biographical History

Herbert Friedman (1900-1987) was born in Brooklyn, New York, on April 22, 1900. He received his bachelor's degree from City College and his PhD from Cornell University in 1923. He spent two years conducting fieldwork in Argentina, the Mexican border, and Africa. He was then appointed curator in the Division of Birds, United States National Museum, in 1929. During the 1930's he published books on birds from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania. Friedman specialized in the study of the cowbird. In 1957, he became head curator of zoology. He stayed in that position until 1961 when he was named director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Friedman went to Antarctica in 1970 to evaluate the National Science Foundation's biological research program there. He published numerous articles and books. He died on May 14, 1987.

Source

  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 79116236
  • Hudson, E. (1987, May 20). Dr. h. friedman dies in california. New York Times. Retrieved March 2012 from http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/20/obituaries/dr-h-friedman-dies-in-california.html
  • http://www.mnh.si.edu/onehundredyears/profiles/Herbert_Friedmann2.html

Related entities

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds: He was curator in the Division of Birds, United States National Museum.
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology: He was head curator of zoology, at US National Museum.
  • Natural history museum of Los Angeles county: In 1961 when he was named director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.

Birth Date

1900

Death Date

1987

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Ornithologists