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Donald Francis Bruning

Donald Francis Bruning, American curator. Member American Ornithologist Union, Wilson Ornithologist Society (life), American Zoo Association (committee chairman 1980-1990).

Background

  • Bruning, Donald Francis was born on December 18, 1942 in Boulder, Colorado, United States. Son of Francis and Ilse (Behrman) Bruning.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Colorado University, 1966. Master of Arts, Colorado University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Colorado University, 1974.

    Career

    • Curatorial trainee New York Zoological Society, Bronx, 1967-1969, assistant curator, 1969-1971, associate curator, 1971-1974, curator, 1974-1986, curator, chairman department ornithology, since 1986. Consultant United States Fish and Wildlife Services. Board directors American Pheasant and Waterfowl Society.

      Founding director Research and Conservation Foundation Papua, New Guinea. Director AAZPA, 1984-1987, legislation committee chairman, 1979-1984, conservation and management committee chairman, 1984-1990. Chairman International Union for Conservation of Nature/ICBP Parrot Specialist Group, 1987-1991.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member American Ornithologist Union, Wilson Ornithologist Society (life), American Zoo Association (committee chairman 1980-1990).

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Lee, August 23, 1969. Children: Heather, Cynthia, April.
    • father: Francis Bruning
    • mother: Ilse (Behrman) Bruning
    • spouse: Barbara Lee
    • children: Heather Bruning
    • Cynthia Bruning
    • April Bruning
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    Born December 18, 1942
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Colorado University
    • 1967
      Colorado University
    • 1974
      Colorado University
    • 1967 - 1969
      Curatorial trainee, New York Zoological Society
      Bronx, New York, United States
    • 1974 - 1986
      Curatorial trainee, New York Zoological Society
    • 1986
      Curatorial trainee, New York Zoological Society