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Stephen David Durrant

Stephen David Durrant, American educator. Member Wildlife Society, Society Systemic Zoology (president Pacific section 1965), Biological Society Washington, American Association of University Professors, Utah Academy Arts, Science and Letters, American Society Mammalogists (director 1950-1955, president 1961-1962, honorary; member), Sigma Xi, Phi Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Durrant, Stephen David was born on October 11, 1902 in Salt Lake City. Son of Stephen Thomas and Martha (Harman) Durrant.

  • Education

    • Student Weber College, 1925-1926. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Utah, 1929, Master of Arts, 1931. Student of University Minnesota, 1931-1932, University of California, Berkeley, 1933, 38-39.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1950.

    Career

    • Assistant zoology U. Utah, 1929-1931. Ranger Zion National Park, summer 1931. Assistant zoology University of Minnesota, 1931-1932.

      Faculty U. Utah, 1932-1975, professor zoology, 1952-1971, emeritus, 1971-1975. Supervisor mosquito abatement Salt Lake City, 1935-1936. Field director United States Bureau Fisheries, 1934.

      Instructor zoology U. Kansas, 1945. Field director Upper Colorado River Development-U. Utah Ecological Researches in cooperative with Bureau Reclamation on Glen Canyon project, 1958, Flaming Gorge project, 1959, Navajo project, 1960, Curacanti project, 1961.

    Works

    • Author: Mammals of Utah, Taxonomy and Distribution, 1952. Also articles.

    Membership

    Member Wildlife Society, Society Systemic Zoology (president Pacific section 1965), Biological Society Washington, American Association of University Professors, Utah Academy Arts, Science and Letters, American Society Mammalogists (director 1950-1955, president 1961-1962, honorary. Member), Sigma Xi, Phi Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Sylvia Jane Burt, December 21, 1933. Children: Sue Marilynn, Stephen Carl.
    • father: Stephen Thomas Durrant
    • mother: Martha (Harman) Durrant
    • spouse: Sylvia Jane Burt
    • children: Sue Marilynn Durrant
    • Stephen Carl Durrant
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    Born October 11, 1902
    Died November 11, 1975
    (aged 73)
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