James Zetek Retires

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James Zetek retires from the position of Resident Manager of the Canal Zone Biological Area, a position he had held since 1924. He is succeeded by Carl D. Koford, who assumes duties as resident naturalist on June 30, 1956 through 1957.


  • Koford, Carl B
  • Zetek, James b. 1886
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch gives date as May 31.
  • Torch, June 1956, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1956, p. 161

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May 30, 1956


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