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Daniel Merriman

Daniel Merriman, American educator. Fellow New York Zoological Society; member Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, American Fisheries Society, American Society Zoologists, History Science Society, Connecticut, New York academics arts and science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Limnology and Oceanography, Sigma Xi.; Club: Century Association.

Background

  • Merriman, Daniel was born on September 17, 1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Roger Bigelow and Dorothea (Foote) Merriman.

  • Education

    • Student Groton School, 1921-1927, Harvard University, 1927-1930. Bachelor of Science, University of Washington, 1933, Master of Science, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale University, 1939.

    Career

    • February 1968); married second, Jean E. Lynch, May 8, 1971. Children—Sydney Elizabeth Lynch, Alexander Robert Lynch. With United States bureau of Fisheries, Portland Trawling Company, and Woods Hole Oceanograpic Institution, 1930-1932.

      Aquatic biologist, in charge striped bass investigation, Connecticut Board Fisheries and Game, 1936-1938. Instructor biology Yale University 1938-1942, assistant professor, 1942-1946, associate professor, 1946-1976, professor, 1976-1977, professor emeritus, 1977-1984. Director Bingham Oceanographic Laboratory, 1942-1966, master of Davenport College, 1946-1966.

      Director Sears Foundation Marine Research, 1966-1977. Research associate fishes and aquatic biology American Museum Natural History, New York City, 1945-1962. Commissioner Connecticut Board Fisheries and Game, 1953-1956.

      Chairman of Commission food resources of coastal waters National Research Council, 1943-1946. Advising committee biology office Naval Research, 1949-1952. Consultant National Science Foundation, 1951-1954.

      Advising committee Susquehanna Fisheries Study, 1957-1960. Consultant President’s Science Advisory Committee, 1960-1961. Trustee Bermuda Biological Station, 1944-1964, Woods Hole Oceanog.

      Institution, 1944-1964. Director Connecticut River Ecological Study, Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Company, 1965-1974.

    Works

    • Editorial board Journal Marine Research, 1943-1960, Limnology and Oceanography, 1962-1965, Fishes of W. N. Atlantic, from 1961. Honorary editorial advisory board Deep-Sea Research, 1961-1973. Contributor numerous articles on marine biology, ichthyology, history oceanography and related subjects.

    Membership

    Fellow New York Zoological Society. Member Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, American Fisheries Society, American Society Zoologists, History Science Society, Connecticut, New York academics arts and science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Limnology and Oceanography, Sigma Xi. Club: Century Association.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Wieland, September 18, 1934 (deceased.; married second, Jean E. Lynch, May 8, 1971. Children: Sydney Elizabeth Lynch, Alexander Robert Lynch.
    • father: Roger Bigelow Merriman
    • mother: Dorothea (Foote) Merriman
    • spouses: Mary Wieland
    • Jean E. Lynch
    • children: Sydney Elizabeth Lynch Merriman
    • Alexander Robert Lynch Merriman
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    Born September 17, 1908
    Died August 6, 1984
    (aged 75)
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