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Robert Porter Allen

Robert Porter Allen, American biologist. Recipient Pennsylvania Ambassador award, 1952, Nash conservation award, 1955; John Burroughs medal, 1958. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946.; Fellow American Ornithologists Union (Brewster award 1957); member Wilson Ornithological; Club, Society for Protection Flamingo in Bahamas, Sociedad Cubana para la Proteccion y Conservacion de la Naturaleza.

Background

  • Allen, Robert Porter was born on April 24, 1905 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Fleming and Edith (Bennington) Allen.

  • Education

    • Student Lafayette College, 1923-1925, Cornell Univercity, 1925.

    Career

    • National Audubon Society, 1930-1933, sanctuary director, 1934-1938, research associate, 1939-1953, research director, 1954-1960.

    Works

    • Author: (monographs) The Roseate Spoonbill, 1942, The Whooping Crane, 1952, The Flamingos, 1956. (books) The Flame Birds, 1947, On The Trail of Vanishing Birds, 1957. Birds of Caribbean, 1961.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Ornithologists Union (Brewster award 1957). Member Wilson Ornithological.

    Club, Society for Protection Flamingo in Bahamas, Sociedad Cubana para la Proteccion y Conservacion de la Naturaleza.

    Connections

    • Married Evelyn Sedgwick, January 14, 1933. Children: Robert Fleming II, Alice.
    • father: Robert Fleming Allen
    • mother: Edith (Bennington) Allen
    • spouse: Evelyn Sedgwick
    • children: Robert Fleming II Allen
    • Alice Allen
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    Born April 24, 1905
    Died June 28, 1963
    (aged 58)
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