Lamm, Donald Wakeham

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Donald Wakeham Lamm (1914-1996), ornithologist, was born on September 14, 1914 in Washington D.C. He traveled to many countries to study birds, including Japan, Brazil, Australia, Mozambique, and Ghana. He wrote several papers on the distribution, abundance, and natural history of birds in Brazil, Ghana, Mozambique, Australia, Mexico, and Columbia. He spent most of his career as a diplomat in the U.S. State Department, where he worked until 1964. After retiring, he continued to study birds until his death on December 2, 1996.


See In memoriam: Donald Wakeham Lamm, 1914-1996 by Steven M. Speich published in 1999 by The Auk, vol. 116, no. 3, pp. 818:

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United States. Department of State: He was a diplomat in the U.S. State Department.

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