Walker, Ernest P. (Ernest Pillsbury), 1891-1969

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Biographical History

Ernest P. Walker (1891-1969) was born in Blue Springs, Missouri. He studied biology at the University of Wyoming. After graduation he went to Alaska as a warden and inspector for the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries. For two years he was the U.S. game warden in Arizona and California. He went back to Alaska in 1921 with the U.S. Biological Survey. There he served as fur and game warden, and also as the executive officer and fiscal agent for the Alaska Game Commission. In 1927 he worked at the National Zoological Park (NZP), and in 1930 he became the assistant director of NZP until 1956. Walker worked most of his life protecting animals. He died on January 31, 1969.


Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 83019198

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  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) : He worked for and eventually became assistant director of National Zoological Park.
  • United States. Bureau of Fisheries : Was an inspector and warden for US Bureau of Fisheries.

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