Fattig, P. W. (Perry Wilbur), 1881-1953 ‎

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Biographical History

Perry Wilbur Fattig (1881-1953) ‎was an entomologist. Much of his lifelong specimen collecting focused on the insects of Georgia. He was born June 1, 1881 in Liberty Township, Ohio. He earned a B.S. (1912) and M.S. (1913) from Ohio University and a B.S. in education from Ohio State Normal College (1914). In 1903 he married Clara Mae Fenstermaker. He spent the majority of his career in higher education, working at a professor in the fields of biology and agriculture at institutions like State Teacher College, North Dakota; University of Florida, State Teachers College in Virginia. Fattig was curator of the Emory University Museum from 1926 to 1953. He died from a heart attack on December 7, 1953.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: no96026095
  • Weems, Howard V. (1954). “Perry Wilbur Fattig.” The Florida Entomologist. 37 (1) 34. Retrieved August 29, 2013 from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3492855?&Search=yes&searchText=Fattig&list=hide&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicResults%3Fhp%3D25%26la%3D%26wc%3Don%26fc%3Doff%26acc%3Don%26acc%3Don%26bk%3Doff%26pm%3Doff%26jo%3Doff%26ar%3Doff%26re%3Doff%26ms%3Doff%26gw%3Djtx%26Query%3DFattig%26sbq%3DFattig%26mxpg%3D17%26aori%3Da%26vf%3Djo&prevSearch=&item=7&ttl=402&returnArticleService=showFullText

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