Hoeman, John Vincent

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Biographical History

John Vincent Hoeman conducted work with the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey in 1964. "John Vincent "Vin" Hoeman was born in Murray, Kentucky, in 1936. He received a degree in forestry management from Colorado State University in 1958. Vin first came to Alaska in 1960 while serving in the U. S. Army at Forts Richardson and Greely. He then worked for the Arctic Health Research Center in Anchorage and the Smithsonian Institution (Pacific Project). Vin started mountain climbing in 1949, scaled the highest points in all 50 states, and reached both summits of Mt. McKinley in 1963. He also served as the president of the Mountaineering Club of Alaska, and did extensive research on climbing in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Vin Hoeman died in an avalanche on Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nepal, in 1969. " (-Archives and Special Collections Department, University of Alaska Anchorage).

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