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Paul Henry Oehser

Paul Henry Oehser, American editor, writer, conservationist.

Background

  • Oehser, Paul Henry was born on March 27, 1904 in Cherry Creek, New York, United States. Son of Henry Christian and Agnes Theodosia (Abbey) Oehser.

  • Education

    • Student, University Iowa, 1924. AB, Greenville College, Illinois, 1925. Postgraduate, American University, 1930.

    Career

    • Assistant editor Bureau Biological Survey, Department Agriculture, 1925-1931. Editor United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1931-1950. Chief editorial and publications division, public relations officer Smithsonian Institution, 1950-1966, research associate, from 1966.

      Editor science publications National Geography Society, 1966-1978. Managing editor Journal Washington Academy of Sciences, 1939-1959. Editor Proceedings 8th American Science Congress, Department State, 1941-1943.

    Works

    Membership

    Board directors Greater Washington Educational television Association, Inc., 1958-1964. Fellow Washington Academy of Sciences. Member Philosophical Society Washington, American Ornithological Union, Biological Society Washington, Wilderness Society (member governing council 1964-1977, honorary council since 1977, assistant treasurer 1965-1970, 72-76, vice president 1976-1977), History of Science Club (Washington), Thoreau Society of America (president 1961), Washington Biologists' Field Club (vice president 1962-1964, president 1964-1967), Literary Society of Washington (correspondent secretary and treasurer 1972-1984) Clubs: Cosmos (Washington) (secretary 1950-1969, editor Bulletin 1951-1969, vice president 1973, president 1974), Palaver (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Grace M. Edgbert, October 4, 1927. Children: Gordon Vincent, Richard Edgbert.
    • father: Henry Christian Oehser
    • mother: Agnes Theodosia (Abbey) Oehser
    • spouse: Grace M. Edgbert
    • children: Gordon Vincent Oehser
    • Richard Edgbert Oehser
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    Died December 4, 1996
    (aged 92)
    Nationality
    • 1924
      University Iowa
    • 1925
      Greenville College
    • 1930
      American University
    • 1925 - 1931
      Assistant, editor Bureau Biological Survey
    • 1931 - 1950
      editor United States National Museum
    • 1939 - 1959
      managing editor Journal Washington Academy Sciences
    • 1941 - 1943
      editor Proceedings 8th American Science Congress
    • 1966 - 1978
      editor science publications National Geog. Society
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