Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Hay, Oliver Perry (United States 1846-1930)
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Though something of a late bloomer as a scientist,
Hay left an important legacy in his series of monographic compilations
of the then-existing knowledge of the vertebrate paleofaunas of North
America. Published over a span of about twenty-five years after the turn
of the century, they are without parallel in the literature. Hay also
wrote on the evidence of early humans in North America.
--born in Saluda, Indiana, on 22 May 1846.
--1870: A.B., Eureka College, Illinois
--1870-1872: professor of natural sciences,
--1873: A.M., Eureka College
--1874-1876: professor of natural sciences,
Oskaloosa College, Iowa
--1876-1877: graduate student at Yale University
--1879-1892: professor of biology and geology,
--1884: Ph.D., Indiana University
--1884-1888: assistant, Arkansas Geological
--1890-1891: president, Indiana Academy of Science
--1891-1894: assistant, Indiana Geological Survey
--1895-1897: assistant curator of zoology, Field
Museum of Natural History
--1901-1907: assistant, then associate, curator
of vertebrate paleontology, American Museum of Natural History
--1902-1905: associate editor, American
--1902: publishes his Bibliography
and Catalogue of the Fossil Vertebrata of North America
--1907-1911: pursues private investigations
--1908: publishes his The
Fossil Turtles of North America
--1912-1917: research associate, Carnegie
Institution, Washington, D.C.
--1917-1926: associate, Carnegie Institution
--1923-1927: publishes his The
Pleistocene of North America, in three volumes
--dies at Washington, D.C., on 2 November 1930.
--National Cyclopaedia of American Biography,
Vol. 22 (1932).
--Geological Society of America Bulletin,
Vol. 42(1) (1931): 30-48.
--Dictionary of American Biography,
Vol. 8 (1932).
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