Palmer, T. S. (Theodore Sherman), 1868-1955

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Biographical History

Theodore Sherman Palmer was born in Oakland, California, January 26, 1868. He graduated from University of California in 1888, and earned an M.D. from Georgetown University. While in college he developed an interest in the distribution of the flora and fauna relating to altitude. This interest eventually brought him to the attention of C. Hart Merriam, head of the U.S. Biological Survey. Palmer became a Field Agent for the U.S. Biological Survey in 1889. He took part in the Death Valley Expedition in 1891, and later became Assistant Chief of the Survey (1896-1902, 1910-1914). During his time with the Survey he developed an interest in legislation affecting wildlife. Palmer married Bertha M. Ellis on November 21, 1911. He died July 24, 1955.

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  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 81037198
  • McAtee, W. L. (1956). “In Memoriam: Theodore Sherman Palmer. “ The Auk (73) 3, 367-377. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/4082005

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1868

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1955

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