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Ellen Maring Benedict

Ellen Maring Benedict, American biology educator. Recipient Conservation award Northwest Caving Association, Nelson Brit College, 1980, State Appreciation award Bureau of Land Management, Portland, 1981, Robert K. Potter award Oregon Wilderness Coalition, 1981.


  • Benedict, Ellen Maring was born on August 28, 1931 in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, University Oregon, 1951. Bachelor of Science, Portland State College, 1965. Master of Science, Portland State University, 1969.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Portland State University, 1978.


    • Instructor Portland State University, 1969-1972. Ecologist Bureau of Lang Management, Burns, Oregon, 1980. Teacher Malheur Field Station, from 1990.

      Part-time instructor Malheur Field Station, Princeton, Oregon, since 1974. Adjunct professor biology Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1980-1988. Scientist Oregon Governor's Natural Heritage Advisory Council, Selam, 1983-1987.


    • Editor North American Biospeleology newsletter, 1981-1985. Author scientific papers in field, 1971-1986.


    Fellow American Speleological Society (national convention chairman 1982). Member American Arachnology Society, Cave Research Foundation, National Geneal Society (national program chairman Conference of States 1991), Daughters of the American Revolution (Oregon registrar 1988-1990, state vice regent 1990-1992, state regent 1992-1994), Genealogical Forum Oregon (vice president 1987-1991), Sigma Xi.



    Photography, natural history, genealogy.


    • Daughter of Charles Lester and Zoe Z (Patterson) Stephens. Married Benjamin Albert Benedict, June 17, 1951. Children: Mark, Earl, Lyle, Alice, Alan.
    • father: Charles Lester Zoe
    • mother: Zoe
    • spouse: Benjamin Albert Benedict
    • children: Mark Benedict
    • Earl Benedict
    • Lyle Benedict
    • Alice Benedict
    • Alan Benedict
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    Born August 28, 1931
    Died June 26, 2005
    (aged 73)
    • 1951
      University Oregon
    • 1965
      Portland State College
    • 1969
      Portland State University
    • 1978
      Portland State University
    • 1969 - 1972
      Instructor, Portland State University
    • 1980
      ecologist Bureau of Lang Management
      Burns, Tennessee, United States