Poole Dies in Automobile Accident in Africa

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Robert K. Poole, founder (1970), and director (1972-1975) of the Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program is killed in an automobile accident in Nairobi, Kenya. At the time of his death, Poole was director of African operations for the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation.


  • Poole, Robert K
  • Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP)


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Torch, 6/1978, p. 7

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May, 1978



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