William Blackburne Dies

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Summary

William H. Blackburne, the first Head Keeper at the National Zoological Park, dies at the age of 93, having retired from the Zoo, in 1943 after 52 years.

Subject

  • Blackburne, William H
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Mergen, Alexa. From Bison to Biopark: 100 Years of the National Zoo. Washington, D.C.: Friends of the National Zoo, 1989.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

April 16, 1950

Topic

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Deaths
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

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