Suckley, George, 1830-1869

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Biographical History

George Suckley (1830-1869) was born in New York City and graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (now a part of Columbia University) in September 1851. In April 1853 Suckley was appointed assistant surgeon and naturalist to the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th parallels between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory, under the command of Isaac I. Stevens. His work on the survey included a 1,049 mile, 53-day canoe trip down the Bitter Root, Clark's Fork, and Columbia Rivers to Fort Vancouver, during which he made extensive natural history collections.

Source

Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: nr 95003577

Birth Date

1830

Death Date

1869

Topic

Naturalists

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Naturalists