Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985

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George Sprague Myers (1905-1985), ichthyologist, herpetologist, and university professor, received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1933. The same year he began his professional career when he was appointed Assistant Curator in charge of the Division of Fishes, United States National Museum. In 1936, Myers returned to Stanford when he was appointed Associate Professor of Biology and Curator of Zoological Collections in the Natural History Museum. By 1938 he had been promoted to Professor. He remained in the position until his retirement in 1970. Myers' primary research interest was systematic ichthyology. A prolific writer and editor, his bibliography included over six hundred titles concerning reptiles, biogeography, and the history of science, as well as fishes. Myers participated on several scientific expeditions including the 1947 Bikini Scientific Resurvey. He served as President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) from 1947 to 1949.

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