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Paul Beaver

Paul Beaver, museum curator, zoologist. Recipient award of appreciation Friends of Furred and Feathered, 1983; achievement award National Wildlife Rehabilitation Association, 1984. Member Animal Behavior Society, American Association Zoological Parks and Aquariums, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (board directors since 1982, past chairman), Explorers; Lodge: Rotary.

Background

  • Beaver, Paul was born on March 23, 1951 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Son of Spencer Winston and Marguerite Anne (Buckland) Beaver.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, American International College, 1973. Master of Science, University Chicago, 1975, Doctor of Philosophy., 1976.

    Career

    • Assistant professor Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1976-1977, University Washington, Seattle, 1977-1978. Director Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1978-1982. Special assistant Brookfield Zoo, Illinois, 1982-1983.

      Curator natural science Science Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1983-1986. Director research Quabaug Bird Foundation, Ware, Massachusetts, since 1983. Founder, group leader Amazon Jungle Tours, Ware, since 1985.

      Adviser to board Naturalists Club, Springfield, since 1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Animal Behavior Society, American Association Zoological Parks and Aquariums, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (board directors since 1982, past chairman), Explorers. Lodge: Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Nature study; hiking. Photography.

    Connections

    • Married Linda Kelly, June 1971 (divorced May 1984). Children– Spencer Kelly, Gwendolyn Marie.
    • father: Spencer Winston Beaver
    • mother: Marguerite Anne (Buckland) Beaver
    • spouse: Linda Kelly
    • children: Spencer Kelly Beaver
    • Gwendolyn Marie Beaver
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    Born March 23, 1951
    (age 65)
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