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Elon Eugene Byrd

Elon Eugene Byrd, American biologist. Decorated Bronze Star medal. Served to Lieutenant Medical Service Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Micros. Society, American (editorial board 1949-1955,; Club: Men’s Garden (organizer, president Athens).

Background

  • Byrd, Elon Eugene was born on June 9, 1905 in Richton, Mississippi, United States. Son of Henry Webster and Eleanor Elizabeth (Hinton) Byrd.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Mississippi A. and M. College, 1929. Master of Science, Mississippi State College, 1931. Doctor of Philosophy., Tulane University 1934.

    Career

    • Instructor, Mississippi State College, 1929-1932. Faculty U. Georgia, Athens, 1934-1974, professor zoology-parasitology, 1945-1972, professor emeritus, 1972-1974. Special consultant filarial studies United States Public Health Service, 1951-1962.

      Consultant parasitology Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, 1968-1974. Trustee, Executive Committee Highlands Biological Laboratory, 1950-1974, Highland (North Carolina) Biological Station, 1957-1974.

    Works

    • Associate editor: American Midland Naturalist, 1960-1966. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Served to Lieutenant Medical Service Corps, United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Micros.

    Society, American (editorial board 1949-1955. Club: Men’s Garden (organizer, president Athens).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Elizabeth Powell, September 3, 1938.
    • father: Henry Webster Byrd
    • mother: Eleanor Elizabeth (Hinton) Byrd
    • spouse: Margaret Elizabeth Powell
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    Died March 3, 1974
    (aged 68)
    Nationality

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