Hildebrand, Samuel F. (Samuel Frederick), 1883-1949

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Biographical History

Samuel F. Hildebrand was born in Zoar, Indiana, on August 15, 1883. He began his career as an assistant to ichthyologist Seth Meek at the Field Museum of Natural History. In 1910 he earned A.B. at Indiana State Normal School. After graduating he joined the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries as a scientific assistant, later became director of US Fisheries Biological Stations in Key West (Florida) and Beaufort (North Carolina), and eventually became a senior ichthyologist. Hildebrand collected in Panama and other parts of Central America several times over his career. He passed away in Washington, D.C., on March 16, 1949.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 88665320
  • Higgins, E. (1950). Samuel Frederick Hildebrand as a government scientist. Copeia, 1950 (1), 8-11. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/1437574
  • Smith, Charles. (2007). “Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches.” Retrieved July 30, 2013 from http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/chronob/HILD1883.htm

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