Waldo Schmitt Dies

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Waldo L. Schmitt, retired curator of invertebrate zoology, dies at the age of 90, after suffering a stroke on August 2, from which he never recovered. Schmitt retired from the Smithsonian on June 30, 1947.


  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology (Echinoderms)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch, 8/1980, p. 6
  • Torch, 9/1977, p. 7

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


August 5, 1977



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