Birdseye, Clarence

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Biographical History

Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956) conducted field work for the U.S. Biological Survey during the early twentieth century in the regions of the United States (Southwest, Great Lakes, and Midwest), and Labrador, Canada. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 9, 1886. He attended Amherst College to get a degree in Biology, but did not graduate. Instead, he went on to work for the U.S. Biological Survey as a field naturalist. He went to the Arctic to observe the people who lived there, and to trade fur. He noticed how any left exposed would freeze instantly. He began to take notes of everything he was finding. He eventually discovered frozen foods. He went to New York City and developed his own Company, Birdseye Seafoods, Inc. It took him two years of experimentation to figure out how to safely freeze food. His company was a success and still is today. He died on October 8, 1956.

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United States. Bureau of Biological Survey: He worked for the U.S. Biological Survey as a field naturalist.

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1886

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1956

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