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Mary Chamberlain Vander Pyl

Mary Chamberlain Vander Pyl, American naturalist, association official.

Background

  • Pyl, Mary Chamberlain Vander was born on May 16, 1888 in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Fred W. and Mary E. (Brown) Chamberlain.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools, N.E.

    Career

    • Confidential secretary to R. H. White, department store executive, Boston, 1910-1916. Director, treasurer R. J. Caldwell Company, textiles, 1916-1926. Director, partner, treasurer Wood-Vander Pyl Company, textile and rubber brokers, 1926-1932.

      Field associate department tropical research New York Zoological Society, 1942-1952. Member of New York Zoological Society expeditions to Bermuda, 1929, 36, deep sea exploration, jungle life study, Venezuela 1941.

    Works

    • Author: (with Doctor William Beebe) Pacific Myctophidae, 1944.

    Membership

    Member of New York Zoological Society expeditions to Bermuda, 1929, 36, deep sea exploration, jungle life study, Venezuela 1941. Member Society Women Geographers, from 1944, 1st vice president, 1948-1951, president, 1957-1960, co-founder fellowship fund, 1949, delegate to 17th International Congress Geography Union, Washington, 1952. Member of New York Academy Science, American Geography Society.

    Clubs: Women’s City (charter) (Boston).

    Connections

    • Married John C. Vander Pyl., July 8, 1914.
    • father: Fred W. Chamberlain
    • mother: Mary E. (Brown) Chamberlain
    • spouse: John C. Vander Pyl.
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